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Holiday Floats Light Up Christmas Parade

Winners announced, Assets missing

Published Dec. 2, 2012 @ 3:42 p.m.

Record setting 79 degree and calm dry weather welcomed a capacity crowd to downtown Post for the 2012 Lighted Christmas Parade organized by the Post Area Chamber of Commerce.  Main Street merchants highly decorated the store fronts and windows to greatly enhance the experience for shoppers and those in attendance on Saturday, December 1.

For the first time during a parade, watchers were able view the activity from the newly installed artificial turf which lines the median on both stretches of the historic business district.  Along the center of the road, all the tress were brightly lit in various colors.

Parade winners, chosen by a panel of judges, are:  Best of Show, $300, Post Girl Scouts; Top three, $150 each,  Bullard Farms, Zina Martinez and family and the Post Lions Club.

Other winners in the Best of the Rest category ($50 each) are:  Bo Jackson, Poka Lambro, Boots & Bows, Tyler Family Farms, Brynne's Smiles, Monk's Favorite and Josey Farms.

(See photos after the story.)

Missing for the second consecutive year was the musical light show and the roadway passenger train.  According to sources, the light show is being reserved for the soon to open Silent Night Village on East Main Street and the train is in need of repair before it can be used again.  Both special features are in the possession of Post City Festivals, a not-for-profit organization to promote activities in Post.

Photo by Janice Plummer

Santa Clause drives the tractor sled powered by lighted reindeer as the first seven vehicles with the Christmas on the Farm theme. The Bullard Farms entry finished int he Top 3 category winning $150.

Photo by Janice Plummer

Brynne's Smiles wpm $50 in the Best of the Rest category.

Photo by Janice Plummer

This Bullard Family Farm tractor is driven by Cody Bullard and his daughter. The seven vehicle family entry finished in the Top 3.

Photo by Janice Plummer

Santa Clause was seen on the Post Volunteer Fire Department truck early in the parade.

Photo by Janice Plummer

The Post Girl Scouts' "Lending a Helping Hand" float was judged as the Best of Show and the winner of $300. The group is helping the Toys for Tots program.

Photo by Janice Plummer

Bo and Marita Jackson finished with a Best of the Rest honor in their 1954 Classic Belair Chevy.

Photo by Janice Plummer

The Word of God entry by Jane George and family expressed that Jesus is the reason for the season.

Photo by Janice Plummer

The Post Lions Club placed in the Top 3 category with the 1969 Mustang convertible freshly painted in Christmas red. On board in the back seat are 2013 club queen Andi Soliz (left) and current queen Julie Boren. Driving is Ruth Davis.

Photo by Janice Plummer

The "O Christmas Tree" entry by Poka Lambro which placed in the Best of the rest category.

Photo by Janice Plummer

The Tyler Family Farm "It's Christmas Time Charlie Brown" float captured Best of the Rest recognition.

 
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