Christmas Parade

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”

Oak Ridge Racetrack

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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.