A Beautiful Day for a Parade

Hundreds of excited residents lined Chapman Highway on a beautiful Saturday, December 13th as The 21st Annual Seymour Community Christmas Parade, a charity event to benefit needy families in Seymour, made its way along its customary path.  With a Seymour Volunteer Fire Department truck as lead, it led more than 100 floats, walkers, and horses on a parade lasting more than an hour.  Hosted by the Seymour Area Chamber of Commerce for the second year, this year’s parade featured the Seymour High School Marching Band playing from its repertoire, Grand Marshal, Phil Williams of NewsTalk Radio 98.7, waving to the spectators, and even Noah’s Ark and floats hosting the Griswold family Christmas.

The judges, located at Colonial Loan Association of Seymour, meticulously reviewed each registrant of the parade and selected these winners:

First Place Winner:  Union Valley Baptist Church (pictured)

Second Place Winner:  Marty Loveday and Associates

Third Place Winner:  McLemore Florist

Honorable Mention, two winners: BeBe Rodriguez and family, and Duane Marshall

Crowd Pleaser: Kathy McCarrell’s Majorettes

Best Dressed Fire Truck: #507

Chamber Pick: Pathways Church

“We are so thankful to Valley Grove Baptist Church, for hosting us again this year. We would also like to thank Phil Williams, the Seymour High School Band, KD Photography Services, and all of the parade participants who brought joy to our town,” said Linda Karam, President, Seymour Area Chamber of Commerce.  “The Seymour Area Chamber of Commerce is honored to provide all of the net proceeds from the parade to families in need in the Seymour area.”