Monette Christmas Parade

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Santa arrived on Bertha Ray's float at the Monette parade, 2013.

The annual Monette Christmas parade was held Monday, Dec. 2, with antiques cars, trucks, ATVs, motorcycles, floats, horses and Santa arriving on Bertha Ray's float.

Parade chairman Kay Staggs was named the grand marshal for the parade. Kay started being part of the parade in 1988 and has served as chairman since 1994.

Ms. Staggs expressed her appreciation to everyone who has helped throughout the years. She said this is her last year to serve as chairman.

"I have enjoyed it, but it is time for someone else to step up," she said.

It was a pleasant night for the parade with cool temperatures as spectators lined the streets and collected candy thrown from the vehicles and floats.

Parade winners were: first place in the non-commercial float -- Bertha Ray's float featuring Goofy; first place in the commercial float -- Adams Land Co., "Blast Off for Jesus" rocket float; antique cars -- Mel Hale, 1936 Chevy, first place; Jim Mills, 1964 Chevy, second place; Paul Lancaster, 1955 Chevy, third place; antique truck -- W.T. Bibb, 1954 GMC, first place; regular cars/trucks -- Mustang Graphics, first place; ATVs - Alexis Mincbue, first place; Austin Kirk, second place, Dowless Smith, third place; walkers -- For Noah Our Hero, first place; BIC Band, second place; The Tiger, third place; horse division, HD Sanders, first place; motorcycles, Chapter D Ridge Riders, first place; Travis Parker, second place; Joel Rodriguez, third place.

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