Students build float for Christmas parade - WNEM TV 5

Students build float for Christmas parade

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Students at the Saginaw Career Complex built a float for this year's annual Christmas Parade in downtown Saginaw.

It's a first for the parade.

"I'm really pleased with the work that the students have done. They've been excited about doing some real live work in their construction class," said Ruth Ann Knapp, with Positive Results Downtown.

The parade marshal Tom Webb will ride in the float.

Principal Josh Little said the float gives the school a chance to show off what its students can do.

"We're able to get some help from the welding department to do some work on the trailer. Automotive kind of sanded it down, refinished some of the trailer wear. And then bring it over here to building construction where they can put all the things that they've learned as far as measure and construction and see a whole project completed," Little said.

The class instructor is proud of his students.

"It's a good community service project for the boys. They've taken a lot of pride in it knowing that it's going to be in the parade," Allen Thompson said.

Students said they were proud to be part of the first float produced by the school and they hope to do it again next year.

"It's a good opportunity to get hands on activity on a project. It's not too big, it's not too small. There's trouble shooting all along the way that we had to do. It was a lot of experience I wasn't expecting, but glad to have," said Colin Leuenberger, student.

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