DECEMBER 6, 2015
Activities take place in Main Street Park…
Big turnout for Louisa Christmas Parade…
Louisa KY — The weather was chilly, but just right for getting in the Christmas spirit Thursday night, as the 3rd Annual Louisa Christmas Parade took place in downtown Louisa.
The theme this year was ‘The Wild West,’ which produced a lot of fun floats and photo opportunities.
Activities in Main Street Park began at 5:00 pm as Christmas music played in the background and included a couple of vendors, free hot chocolate, an old west photo scene, and a chance to win a 5 ft. stocking full of toys; a $250 value. Money raised from the proceeds of ticket sales will go toward the Huntingtons Disease Foundation.
A tent was set up where children (and adults) could have their picture made with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, and movie character, Malficient. County Judge, John Osborne and volunteer, Frank Spradilin, made and served hot chocolate, which was a welcomed treat in the nippy night air.
Folks lined the streets as the parade began at 7:00 pm, with the anticipation of an appearance by Santa Claus. Mayor Harold Slone was the Grand Marshall, and the LCHS Marching Band and ROTC performed. Local VFW and American Legion members participated, as did area churches, officials, and organizations. Even Smokey the Bear was there, on board a fire truck. Finally, Santa himself, brought up the rear, concluding the 2015 parade, and signaling the beginning of the Christmas season.
After the parade, the gift giveaway took place back at the park, where kids received gifts which were donated by local businesses.
Float contest winners were: 1st place ($150)– Walnut Grove Church, 2nd place ($100)– Meades Branch Church, and 3rd place ($50)–MCCC Home Place. Local business windows will be judged on Dec. 18.
Christmas Parade Committee Chairman, Sherry Burchett, thanked those who helped with the event as well as everyone who came out to the parade. “On behalf of the committee, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas,” Ms. Burchett said.