The 2016 Christmas Parade “Sights & Sounds of Christmas: Nutcracker Magic” is now a memory. A very nice one at that. Saturday was a very, very cold day, but many floats, dance groups, organizations, schools and business, and 6 great bands joined us to bring the Christmas spirit and joy to young and old alike.
A great big THANK YOU to all the participants in the parade this year, everyone really put forth great effort to make their entry unique and special! And ‘Thanks’ to all the folks who ‘braved’ the cold temps to come and watch the parade….we hope you had a wonderful time… we certainly did. A special “Thanks” also to WTOV9/FOX 9 for once again broadcasting our Parade live, which makes it ‘extra’ special; and for all their other work and contributions which make this parade the success it is!
Today at noon at Fort Steuben Visitor Center the Trophies for the Parade were awarded. The Winners are:
Float Category: 1st Place – Steubenville Catholic Schools; 2nd Place – Grand Theater; 3rd Place – The Friendship Room-Center of Hope.
Walking/Dance Category: 1st Place – Main Street Dance Company; 2nd Place – Generations of Steppaz; and 3rd Place – Brenda Casey Dance Center.
The Grand Prize winner for the Nutcracker Theme is Franciscan University of Steubenville.
CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE! Thank You All for your creativity, time and effort in making this a wonderful parade!