PRESS RELEASE: Parade Awards
NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS
DECEMBER 13, 2016
2016 MARSHALL LIONS WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS – ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANNUAL PARADE AWARDS
Re: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – RECOGNITION OF PARADE AWARDS FOR THE 2016 ANNUAL MARSHALL LIONS WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS PARADE
The revised weather date was perfect for the 2016 Annual Marshall Lions Wonderland of Lights Parade and resulted in a great crowd downtown which viewed the some 89 entries and approximately 115 different lighted cars, trucks, floats, trailers, dance and marching teams – capped off by the arrival of Santa.
As part of the Annual Lighted Wonderland Parade, awards are presented in seven (7) categories, which were judged by our panel of celebrity judges:
Jerry Pye, Marshall News Messenger’s Regional Publisher
Shamiea Ruffins, City of Marshall
Bryan Snider, Gecko Pest Control
Ashli Acker Dansby, with KMHT Radio, transmitted a live description of the parade and entries.
The Marshall Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of Marshall want to express our sincere thanks to all of the 2016 parade participants, as well as to all of the Chamber of Commerce volunteers, city staff, and patrol officers who assisted in the parade! Special thanks are also extended to the Marshall Police Department for crowd and traffic control, Marshall Fire Department for our emergency action plan and to the City of Marshall Public Works and Water Utility Departments for the excellent assistance in lining up the numerous parade entries. We would also like to recognize Harold Raines and the Marshall Lions Club for his/their support and hard work in arranging the over 115 items in the parade; a “Well Done” goes out to all!
Tabulated results for the 2016 WOL Parade (1st Place entries receive trophies):
Peppiest Entry - Best In Dance Presentation:
1st Place – MHS Mavettes
Best Lighted Car/Float:
1st Place – Rusty Lug Nuts
Best Lighted Truck/Float:
1st Place – SIG Service Insurance Group
Most Unique Entry:
1st Place – Texas State Technical College
Best Agricultural Entry:
1st Place – East Texas Antique Tractor & Engine Club of East Texas
Best Overall Lighted Entry:
1st Place – Hospitality Health ER
Best Equine/Horse Team:
1st Place – Cowboy Church of Harrison County
Congratulations to all of the awarded entries, and we encourage all of the 2016 parade entries to return again next year!!!
1st PLACE AWARDS MAY BE PICKED UP AFTER 1:00 PM WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14TH AT THE MARSHALL CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU, LOCATED AT 301 NORTH WASHINGTON IN DOWNTOWN MARSHALL, TEXAS OR CALL 903-702-7777.
J. C. Hughes, 2016 Parade Director - 903-503-4503 (cell)