Christmas parade set tone for upcoming Christmas season

By Hanna McCain

 

With temperatures reaching down to 32 degrees it made for a cold Christmas parade in Louisville, yet that did not stop the crowds from gathering all along the parade route Monday night.  The parade was a huge success with approximately 72 entries that included Santa Clause, the faux Duck Dynasty crew, antique cars, nativity scenes and John Deere tractors.

This year the theme for the parade was “An All American Christmas.”  Each entry was judged on their creativity. There were two divisions in judging the floats, schools/civics/churches and industry/business. First place in the schools/civics/churches division was Mt. Pleasant Church #1.  Second place was Winston County Head Start.  Third place was 1st Apostolic Church of Louisville.

First Place in the industry/business division was Winston Medical Center.  Second place was Mi Rodeo Restaurant.  Third place was More than Music.

In the cars and trucks category first place was awarded to the Beth Eden Fire Department.  Second place went to Miss Hospitality and third place went to the Louisville Flea Market.

The Fashion Boutique was awarded 1st place for the best window in town.

From young to old fun was had by all at the Louisville Christmas parade.

Noxapater held their annual Christmas parade Tuesday, December 3.  They too had a myriad of attractions from antique cars, marching bands to Santa Claus. The almost 20 entries moved from Noxapater’s High School downtown to Noxapater’s almost completed Health clinic.

Noxapater’s parade was a huge success as well with all the shop lights all aglow for Christmas.