This is the first year the Nelson County Chamber of Commerce held the Annual Christmas Parade at the Oak Ridge Estate Race Track. The venue was perfect! There was plenty of room for parade participants and spectators. The weather could not have been more pleasant! There was not a bad seat anywhere and parking was no problem! Many thanks to the Holland family!
2015 Christmas Parade Theme “With a Song in Our Hearts at Christmas”
And the Winners Are:
Floats – Adhere Best to Theme:
First Place: # 38 – Hebron Baptist Church
Second Place: # 46 – Oak Hill Baptist Church, Lovingston
Floats – Most Entertaining:
First Place: # 6 – White Rock Baptist Church Sunday School
Second Place: #16 – Tuckahoe School
Marching Unit – Best Formation:
First Place: #4 – Nelson County High School Marching Governors
Second Place: #22 – Cub Scout Pack 32, Piney River
Marching Unit – Most Entertaining:
First Place: #48 – NCHS Cheerleaders w/REC Cheerleaders
Second Place: #32 – Zion Hill Baptist Youth Choir
Fire Unit – Best of Show: #8 – Wintergreen Fire Department
Rescue Unit – Best of Show: #24 – Nelson County Sheriff’s Department
Horse & Rider – Best of Show: #66 – Audrey Robertson riding Sugarfoot, a Sorrel
JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARD: #34 – Bethany United Methodist Church, Norwood
VEHICLE PARADE WINNER: #38 – Kornel Krehoweckyj driving his 1973 Corvette
ORGANIZERS’ CHOICE AWARD: Emcees Carroll Harvey & Troy Martin
Brenda Loving and Elaine Hooker were Co-chairs of the Christmas Parade Committee. Judges were Angi Johnson, Melissa Thompson and Carlton Ballowe. Brenda Loving and Barbara Myers assisted visitors with directions and questions as well as all they did to help prepare for the parade. Behind the scenes and organizing all the Parade entries were Larry Saunders organizing the Vehicle Parade and Rhonda Holland, Monk Mays, Corey Mays and Susan Lineberry organizing the floats and marching units. The emcees Carroll Harvey and Troy Martin did a fantastic job and were as entertaining as the parade entries. The Lovingston Ruritans served hot dogs, hamburgers and sodas. Mike Bell Of Bell’s Septic Service provided relief stations. Thanks to everyone for a great Christmas Parade, but especially Elaine Hooker and Brenda Loving for coordinating this event!
Different Setting, Same Holiday Spirit – Nelson County Times – December 10, 2015 – by Staff Reporters
Photos of the Christmas Parade – Nelson County Times – December 10, 2015 – Photo by Lee Luther Jr.