December 23, 2019 - Santa's Christmas Parade winners were presented checks by the Award's Sponsor - the City of Center on Monday, December 23, 2019 by Mayor David Chadwick.
"I really want to thank y'all very much for participating in our annual parade," City of Center Mayor David Chadwick expressed.
He understood it would have been an easy year with the construction downtown for participates to have skipped it this year which made it all the more special that the parade was a success with crowds filling up the new route areas. "Your attitude was Christmas and you did the whole nine yards with it. So, thank you very much for your participation in [the parade]."
He also gave some 'flash news' to the winners, "Next years parade is going to be on December 5th, put it on your calendars already... and the theme next year will be 'Christmas Then and Now.' This is the Chambers announcement of the theme for next year and since y'all are such avid supporters, you deserve the first shot at it. So, congratulations and we look forward to seeing each of you participating next year in an even grander way than it was this year. Thank you very much and Have a Merry Christmas!"
Chadwick recognized parade sponsors: Presenting Sponsor - Shelby Savings Bank, Float Sponsor and Awards Sponsor - City of Center, Silver Sponsors - Farmers State Bank and Specter, Inc.
Winners by Category are:
Mayor Chadwick presented the $100 First Place prize in the school category to Center High School Cheerleaders
$100 - 1st Place – Center High School Cheerleaders
$50 - 2nd Place – Center Middle School Cheerleaders
$25 - 3rd Place – Center High School Band
Mayor Chadwick presented the $100 First Place prize in the individual category to Tanner Peace and his wife Kristin Peace.
$100 - 1st Place – Tanner Peace for Sheriff
$50 – 2nd Place – Derek Barbee for Sheriff
$25 – 3rd Place – Erica Santana
$100 - 1st Place – First Baptist Church
$50 - 2nd Place – St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church
$25 - 3rd Place – White Rock Missionary Baptist Church
Mayor Chadwick presented the $50 Second Place prize in the Civic category to Paul Ragan, President.
Civic Organization Category:
$100 - 1st Place – Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Fannie Watson
$50 - 2nd Place – East Texas Disciples/Christian Motorcyclists Association
Mayor Chadwick presented the $50 Second Place prize in the Business category to Lacy Starr, Starr Fabrications
$100 - 1st Place – Shelby Savings Bank
$50 - 2nd Place – Starr Fabrications
$25 - 3rd Place – Sand Hill Wrecker
Mayor Chadwick presented the $250 Overall Best-in-Show prize to Tanner Peace and his wife Kristin Peace.
$250 - Overall Best-in-Show – Tanner Peace for Sheriff
Merry Christmas from the City of Center and the Center High School Cheerleaders!