Leachville kicks off parade season
The city of Leachville held the first parade of the Christmas season Saturday, Nov. 30, and it was a big success.
Leachville Christmas Parade coordinator, Paula Bowen, would like to thank all those that entered the parade, all those that enjoyed watching the parade and those who judged entries.
"The parade was a little smaller than last year but was still a big success," Bowen said. "I want to thank all those that made this another great parade for the city. I would also like to thank the ladies of the Melody Theater and all the community volunteers for making the free picture with Santa event a success. I of course would also like to thank Santa for stopping by our town tonight."
This year's grand marshals were Mr. and Mrs. William Olive. There were five judged categories for this year's parade: floats, motorcycle, walking, classic car/truck and ATV, vehicle or lawnmower. The first, second and third place winners in the floats division received cash prizes all other division winners received ribbons for first, second and third place.
The winners are:
Floats: First place and $150 winner Blast Off For Jesus by Adams Land Co.; second place and $100 winner Goofy Christmas; third place and $50 winner Sponge Bob Christmas by the Burdette Fire Department.
Walking: First place Buffalo Island Central High School with For Noah Our Hero; and second place Santa's Elves the Leachville Fire Department.
Motorcylces: First place Red Santa Mobile driven by Terry Shirley; second place 2000 Goldwing stuffed animal bike; and third place 2004 Goldwing Frosty the Snowman's bike.
ATV, vehicle or lawnmower: First place Alexis Minchue's mobile Christmas present; second place Parson and Clark 4-wheeler and third place Yamaha 4-wheeler driven by Lynlee Womack.
Classic Car/Truck: First Place 1936 Chevy Coupe driven by Lottie and Mel Hale; 1955 Chevy driven by Paul Lancaster; and third place red Impala driven by Jim and Donna Mills.
These walkers kicked off this year's Leachville Christmas Parade. Additional pictures on page 12. (Town Crier photo/Christie Zolman)