Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Wed, Nov. 13

More than 80 entries participated in the 59th Annual Winslow Christmas Parade

There were more than 80 entries in the 59th Annual Winslow Christmas Parade Saturday. Hundreds of people lined both Second and Third Street to get a good look at the entries.

Many wondered who would be awarded the honors, including who the grand marshals would be.

Helen and John Butler were given the distinguished honor of Grand Marshals. They opened the parade, followed by the Winslow Police Department K-9 Unit, the Hopi JROTC Bruin Battalion and Mayor Elect Allen Affeldt.

Winners of the day include the Hopi Deer Dancers, who won the Sweepstakes Award. The Winslow Stars sparkled their way to winning the City Award, and Cub Scout Packs 41, 26 and 49 received the Judge's Award. The Winslow High School Marching Band received the Mayor's Award.

Other category winners include the Curtis Brothers, band winner; Dine Young Maidens, dance group winner; Angels on Earth, equestrian winner; Louis Lawn Service, float winner; Northland Pioneer College Angels of Mercy, non-profit float winner; Cinderella Youth Program, youth float winner; Pinon Eagle Battalion, military winner; Northern Arizona Tractor and Engine Association, vehicle winner; and Flagstaff Kennel Club K-9 Drill Team, walking winner.

Vendors of all sorts lined the streets to sell their wares. There were items for all ages, from pottery to toys.

With the Holiday season now officially started, many more events are slated. The Annual Festival of Trees will be held from Nov. 25 through Dec. 4 at La Posada. Entries for the Festival and silent auction must be in and ready by 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. Those interested should contact Bob Hall at 289-2434, or Krista Baker at 289-6782 as soon as possible.

Hall noted that entries do not have to be trees, but can be any type of Christmas decoration. All entries will be auctioned off to benefit the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.

The First Street Pathway Lighting is slated at Dusk on Dec. 3. The Winslow High School is scheduled to preform and refreshments will be served. The community is encouraged to attend.

The 20th Annual Holiday Tour will be held on Dec. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. There are great new sites that have never been included in the tour before. Advanced tickets are on sale now. For information, call Lila Atkins at 289-8202.

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