Nicole Blaszczyk, the reigning 2009 Miss Michigan, is coming to Garden City.
She has been announced as the Grand Marshal for the 49th annual Downtown Garden City Santaland Parade.
The Novi native will appear through the efforts of longtime Garden City businessman Orin Mazzoni Jr., owner of Orin Jewelers.
“I've been a financial supporter of the parade for quite some time now and I'm thrilled to be able to bring Miss Blaszczyk to our wonderful parade,” said Mazzoni.
DETROIT -- The 83rd America's Thanksgiving Day Parade will have a celebrity lineup and community leaders for the holiday tradition.
The Parade Company announced that Art Van Elslander and WJR's Paul W. Smith will be co-grand marshals for Nov. 26 parade.
Van Elslander, the founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture, has been a supporter of the parade for nearly 20 years. He has commissioned numerous floats and donated more than $2 million to The Parade Company.
Smith, host of News/Talk 760 WJR's Paul W, Smith Show, has been the parade's voice since 1996 and an avid supporter of Detroit.
"The Parade and the city of Detroit could not be any more fortunate than to have these two community leaders come together on this special day. Not only are we honored to have Art Van Elslander and Paul W. Smith, but their presence together will showcase our area and the best it has to offer," said Tony Michaels, president and CEO of The Parade Company.
The parade will also boast an impressive celebrity lineup, ranging from a beauty queen to reality television show stars and contestants.
Miss Michigan 2009, Nicole Blaszczyk, will join celebrity chef Bethenny Frankel, also from Bravo's "Real Housewives of New York."
What do an Olympic Gold Medalist, Miss America, and Robin Bouchard have in common? They will all be at the LC Walker Arena in Muskegon, MI, on Friday, November 13th when the Muskegon Lumberjacks take on the Flint Generals for Ladies Night.
What better way to begin Ladies Night than with Miss America, Katie Stam, singing the National Anthem? The festivities continue when Lisa Brown-Miller, a member of the 1998 Olympic Gold Medal winning US Womens Ice Hockey Team, drops the first puck.
Be sure to catch Lisa on the concourse during the game. She will be signing autographs during the first and second intermissions along with Miss Michigan 2009, Nicole Blaszczyk, and Miss Michigans Outstanding Teen 2009, Haley Williams.
By Chris Jackett
Novi resident Nicole Blaszczyk spent Monday evening at Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn, preparing for the silver screen during a filming of “Vanishing on 7th Street.”
Just 50 hours prior, Mike Blaszczyk led Novi's boys cross country team to a top 10 finish at the Division I state meet. Neither experience was new for these siblings, as success has been consistent for both of them during the past few years.
LOS ANGELES — Here comes Mario Lopez as the Miss America pageant host.
TLC and the Miss America Organization said Wednesday that the 36-year-old "Extra" host and former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant will again serve as master of ceremonies for the live Jan. 30 ceremony at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Lopez previously hosted the Miss America pageant in 2007 and 2009.