Louisville Christmas parade starts festive season, Noxapater parade Thursday

By Joseph McCain The Winston County Journal

The small-town Christmas spirit received a boost Monday night as Louisville held its annual parade.

The Louisville Christmas parade had hundreds lining the parade route to witness a bevy of floats, cars and people in the holiday spirit.

The Winston County Chamber of Commerce who sponsored the Louisville Parade selected winners in four categories for the parade. In the School, Churches and Civic organizations first place went to Winston County Head Start, Second place to Bethel Baptist Church and Third place to Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church.

In the business and industry division, Mi Rodeo won first place, Winston Medical Center won Second Place and Dance Expressions won third place.

In the cars and trucks division, Mitch Mitchell won with his 1902 Replica. Second place went to Beth Eden Fire Department and third place to East Winston Fire Department.

In the business windows, Cuppa won first place with Jerry’s Florist second place and Beverly’s Basket for third place. Rev. Mike Dowd served as the Louisville Parade Grand Marshall for the evening.

Noxapater Parade The Noxapater Parade has been rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 6 in downtown Noxapater. Noxapater Community Alliance who sponsors the Noxapater Christmas Parade invites young and old alike to come enjoy a small town parade favorite.

Louisville Christmas lights Recently, the City of Louisville, community volunteers, Louisville Utilities began placing Christmas decorations and lights across the community in all available public spaces.The Winston County Economic Development Partnership purchased the Christmas lights and decorations from the former “Baker’s Acres” Christmas display.

City workers along with volunteers organized the decorations and lights as they planned the best way to get as much as possible of the Christmas decorations out into the public spaces of the community.

The Chamber hopes to promote visitors to Winston County to see the Christmas lights and decorations and build upon each year as well as receive donations for recouping the initial costs and paying for maintenance of the lights and decorations

Anyone who would like to contribute to lighting fund can mail donations to: Winston County Chamber of Commerce 311 W. Park St., Louisville MS 39339 or for more information on the project contact 662-773-8719.

The Louisville Christmas lights display in downtown is ongoing until Christmas and has already drawn driving tours of the displays and lights.