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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

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Christmas Parade Marks Start of Holiday Season

By Will Johnson

Messenger Reporter

CROCKETT – The Christmas season kicked off in Crockett on Thursday evening, Nov. 21 with a parade sponsored by the Houston County Career Women.

The weather was a frosty 71 degrees outside but regardless of the warm temperature, the parade participants made those in attendance feel like they were in a Winter Wonderland.  

Santa was able to work his magic and keep any inclement weather at bay as the parade cranked up just after 6 PM.

As the claxons of police and fire vehicles signaled the start of the parade, children and adults alike lined the courthouse square to catch a glimpse of the many fabulous floats, tricked out tractors and melodious marching bands.

The awardees for this year’s parade entrants were:

Judges’ Choice #1: Tree House Academy

Judges’ Choice #2: St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church

Judges’ Choice #3: Crockett ISD Bus

Most Representative of Theme: Houston County Electric Co-Op

Best Motorcycle/4 Wheeler/Bike: Kierston Pennington

Best Equestrian: Houston County 4-H Club

Best Car: Volkswagen/Coca-Cola: Robert Barron

Best Large Vehicle (Truck or Bus): Houston County Chamber of Commerce/Knox Furniture

Best Representative Religious Theme: The Inn Crowd

Best Marching (Musical): Crockett High School Band

Best Non-Musical Marching: BSA Troop 149 Boy Scouts

Most Artistic Lighting: “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”- Central Baptist Church

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.