Hundreds of enthusiastic kids and grown ups alike braved the cold weather Saturday for the sights and sounds of the Smithville Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department.
Winning first place among the float entries was the Matthews Family for their theme "The True Meaning of Christmas". Second Place went to Girl Scout Troop #1915 and the Calvary Baptist Church Float received third place for the theme "Go Tell It On The Mountain".
The Spirit Award, presented by the Smithville Business and Professional Women's Club, went to Girl Scout Troop #2020.
This year's parade featured other floats, horseback riders, horse drawn wagons, boy and girl scouts, vintage automobiles, emergency vehicles, local politicians, and of course, Santa Claus. The Grand Marshalls of the parade were Mr. and Mrs. DeKalb County Butch and Cynthia Agee. State Senator Mae Beavers and State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver also rode in the parade.
(PLAY LINK BELOW TO SEE THE ENTIRE SMITHVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE)