King and Queen Scholarship

King and Queen Scholarship

James Morrissey

Have you ever been to Light Up Lakewood?

The answer is probably most likely. This year the famous winter festival falls on Saturday, December 1. Sponsored by First Federal Lakewood and presented by LakewoodAlive, Light Up Lakewood celebrates its 12th year and shines light on Lakewood’s family values and richness of our city’s culture.

The Festival starts in the morning at 11 and doesn’t stop until the music stops at 8:00 PM. Festival occupants will be showered with colorful lights all along detroit, accompanied by cheerful sounds. Along with many family friendly events there will be a Parade at 5:00 PM.

Schedule as follows according to

– 11 am – 1 pm – Lunch with Santa at Dewey’s Pizza
– 3 pm – King and Queen Ceremony at Plantation Home
– 4 pm – Festival Kickoff with Holiday Market at the Lakewood Masonic Temple
– 5 pm – Start of Parade at Manor Park and Detroit Avenue, headed westbound on Detroit
– 6:30 pm – Lighting Ceremony at the Main Stage at City Center Park
– 7 pm – Fireworks Show sponsored by First Federal Lakewood

One very popular event among Lakewood High School students is the king and queen ceremony. Students can fill out a form and write an essay to apply for a scholarship. Two $500 scholarships to Lakewood residents who are high school juniors in the 2018-19 school year will be given out to winning applicants.

We asked junior Billy Murphy whether or not he will apply and whether or not he thinks he will win. ” To be honest I didn’t even know this was a thing until you guys had said something. I might as well apply, I think if I can come up with a good essay I can definitely win. I go to the festival every year it’s always so much fun.”