HOUSTON – The Houston Christmas Parade once again graced the streets of the city last week.
This year saw an uptick in participation, with there being several new faces among the familiar ones.
The Grand Marshalls this year were Superintendent John Ellison and the administrators from the schools.
"It was a great honor for the Chickasaw County School District and our administrators," said Ellison. "We thoroughly enjoyed getting to see current and former students, parents and community members and celebrate with them. We all had a great time. Personally, I was so proud to be a part of our District and our community, as everyone came together for what was an awesome Christmas Parade. I am thankful for the opportunity, and I am very blessed to be the superintendent in such a great district and a great community."
This year also saw the entry fee waived, as the Board of Aldermen funded the parade this year, allowing them to do away with the entry fee and keep the prize money.
The prize structure consisted of the following:
1st place – $200
2nd place – $150
3rd place – $100
The winners were announced on Wednesday.
1st: Casey and Co.
2nd: New Century Club
3rd: First United Methodist Church
All floats made a pass by the nursing home as well, much to the delight of the residents.
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