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Urbanna Christmas Parade winners announced

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More than 75 entries were in the Urbanna Christmas Parade on Friday. Above, Santa and children ride on the Bethpage Camp-Resort and Grey’s Point Camp wagon. The entry was judged second among commercial floats. (Photo by Tom Chillemi)
There were more than 75 entries in last Friday’s 13th annual Urbanna Christmas Parade.

The judging results are as follows:

  • Judges’ Award (2)—Lower Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department and Fleet Brothers.
  • Mayor’s Award—Harmony Grove Baptist Church.
  • Antique Vehicles—first, 1960 Cadillac “Cuddy Daddy and Co.,” Carl Bowmer; second, 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible of Bill and Rose Shuman.
  • Commercial Floats—first, Middlesex Lawn and Garden; second, Bethpage Camp-Resort and Grey’s Point Camp.
  • Non-Commercial Floats—first, No Strings Attached; second, Friends of Puller Center.
  • Walking Units—first, Middlesex Parks and Recreation; second, Cub Scout Webelos Troop 370.
  • Specialty Unit—Kilmer’s Point Fire Truck.
  • Equestrian—Little Wonder Horse Farm.
  • Best Appearing Fire Truck—Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department.
  • An Appreciation Award went to St. Clare Walker Middle School Seahawk Marching Band.

Any winning entry that did not pick up its plaque should contact parade chair Lois Jean Brooks at 758-4717.

Brooks made the following statement after the parade:

“The Woman’s Auxiliary of the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department thanks everyone who came out and enjoyed the parade last Friday evening. What a great evening we had. The weather was great.

“We want to thank our co-sponsor, The Town of Urbanna, which helps us make this event and Family Fun Day (in September) possible each year for all to enjoy. Thank you to Sheriff Guy Abbott and his office and to the Virginia State Police for all of their help each year.

“Thanks to our grand marshals, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rowe, and to Mrs. Mildred Womble who also helped make our evening special.

“We also want to thank Urbanna Market, Pitts Lumber, Bethpage Camp-Resort, Southside Sentinel, Wild Bunch, and county employees Charlie Culley, Kevin Gentry and Glen Nix who work very hard to help us.

“We thank Church View Septic Systems, EVB, and Mr. and Mrs. Mullins for the use of their parking lot to line the parade up.

“We also thank our entertainers this year, ‘Nate Sparks and the Pamunkey River Ramblers,’ to all our carolers who performed at our town Christmas tree, to Mr. White who donated the town tree, and to all who donated a light in honor of or in memory of a special person.

“We appreciate Mr. Tom Davis and all who participated in the parade. A job well done as always. Thank you also to Gary Thimsen for his train display.

“I want to thank Judy Pitts and all of her staff who help with the judges each year. The judges were Ron Jefferies of WIGO radio station, and Bill and Shannon Smith from Kilmarnock and the Sports Centre.

“Thank you to Ken Rogers and his staff who help me put the parade on the road each year. An outstanding job!

“We can’t thank our firemen and all of our extra helpers enough. They worked hard to help us set up, clean up and cook.

“We also want to thank Santa and Mrs. Claus for fitting us in their schedule. I know the children had a lot of wishes and lists to take back to the North Pole.

“We also want to thank everyone who has worked very hard and long hours to make our town look so beautiful this year,” said Brooks.

posted 12.09.2009

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