Liberty Celebrates Christmas (VIEW ENTIRE PARADE VIDEO HERE)

December 1, 2013
Dwayne Page
Santa's Arrival, the highlight of the parade
FIRST PLACE FLOAT:Huff & Puff Trucking, Incorporated
First Place Childrens Catefory-Eli Layne Laxton of Liberty

Main Street in Liberty was lined with enthusiastic holiday celebrants and Christmas lovers of all ages on Sunday for the town's annual Christmas Parade.

Liberty Mayor Dwight Mathis and wife Shirley served as the Grand Marshals.

Huff & Puff Trucking, Incorporated of Woodbury received first place in the float competition. Second place went to a float entry from Smithville called "True Meaning of Christmas-the Birth of Christ".

First place in the children's category went to Eli Layne Laxton of Liberty for an entry called "Sugar & Spice". Brandon and Ava Kent of Lascassas received second place.

Billy Joe and Ann Cripps of Dowelltown were awarded for best vintage automobile, a 1956-210, two door hardtop. Tommy Mullins of Readyville received second place for his 1970 Nova SS.

The parade also featured other floats and vintage automobiles, tractors, State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver, horseback riders, the DCHS band, local law enforcement, fire departments, DeKalb EMS, DeKalb Rescue Squad, political candidates, and of course Santa Claus.

After the parade, drawings were held for cash giveaways.

A sign on the front of the fire engine bearing Santa, read "Mayor Hale you will be missed". A reminder of Mayor Edward Hale's passing in May. Mayor Hale always looked forward to and enjoyed the Liberty Christmas parade each year.

M2U01339 from dwayne page on Vimeo.

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