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Christmas parade filled with winners

From STAFF REPORTS

Jonesboroough hosted its annual Christmas parade Saturday night in what might be the longest parade in the books, at least in the last 11 years, according to Parks & Rec Director Rachel Conger.

The theme for this year’s parade was “A Hometown Christmas.”

Prior to the parade, the town’s special events committee welcomed a variety of entries, from  live Christmas music and  floats lit with Christmas lights, to horses and antique cars.

The parade began at 6 p.m. on Dec. 9 on Boone Street and progressed to Main Street and Historic Downtown, ending at the intersection at Washington Avenue.

This year’s winners, shown at right, received the following awards:

• David Crockett High School Award, given to the best overall entry from DCHS- DCHS FFA

• Eagle Award, given to the float judged to be the best overall float entry- Washington County 4H

• Mayor’s Award, given to the float judged to be the best representation of important historical events- WF Stables

• Schubert Club, given to the float judged to be the best representation of the growth of music in the Town of Jonesborough- Bowmantown Baptist Church

• Jonesborough Kiwanis Award, given to the float that best represents children or children’s issues- Humane Society AND Greyhound Rescue (tie)

Jonesborough Food Pantry Award- Greyhound Rescue

• Honorable Mentions- Washington County Republican Party.