It was announced that Sparty has been selected as the Honorary Grand Marshal for 'Silver Bells in the City.' The organizers of "Silver Bells in the City" say they chose Sparty because, "Sparty brings smiles to children and adults alike, and is 'fearless, lovable and recognized throughout the state of Michigan.'"

Being Honorary Grand Marshall means that Sparty will be kicking off the Electric Light Festival as well as taking part in the Electric Light Parade. All of the festivities will start at 6 p.m Friday, November 17th at the corner of S. Washington Sq. and Lenawee.