Christmas Parade Marks Start of Holiday Season
By Will Johnson
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.