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Christmas in Lynchburg winners announced

Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 10:47 am

Emmy Award winner Rudy Kalis (right) from Nashville’s WSMV Channel 4 served as the Grand Marshal of the 2016 Lynchburg Christmas parade. Kalis is a news anchor and sports personality at the Nashville television station. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

Emmy Award winner Rudy Kalis (right) from Nashville’s WSMV Channel 4 served as the Grand Marshal of the 2016 Lynchburg Christmas parade. Kalis is a news anchor and sports personality at the Nashville television station. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Last Saturday’s Lynchburg Christmas parade was one of the largest in recent memory with a number of colorful, cheerful floats — and participants as well — making it one of Moore County’s best yet. Serving as the 2016 Grand Marshal was long-time Nashville news anchor and sports personality Rudy Kalis.

A number of awards were doled out throughout the day as residents celebrated the annual Christmas in Lynchburg festivities.

Among the day’s parade winners were the Lynchburg Veterinary Clinic (first place, float); Dale Womack (first place, motorized); Ethan Frame (first place, non-motorized); the Douglas Pony and Dog Show (first place, animal with rider); and Miss Mary Bobo’s (most unique entry).

In the Dog/Critter Christmas Costume Contest, the winner in the dog category was Scarlett, a 5-year-old female English Bulldog mix belonging to Beth Reeves of Lynchburg. The winner in the goat category was Jackson, a 7-month-old male Nigerian Dwarf/Boer mix belonging to Ashley Magrini of Lynchburg.

The Storefront Contest winner was the Diamond Gusset jeans store.

The complete list of 2016 Christmas in Lynchburg winners includes:

Christmas Parade

1st place Float: Lynchburg Veterinary Clinic

2nd place Float: Boy Scout Troup, Lynchburg

3rd place Float: Daughters of Confederacy, Sewanee

4th place Float: Moore County Fire Department

Honorable Mention: Relay for Life

1st place Motorized: Dale Womack, Lynchburg

2nd Place Motorized: Taylor LaCook, 2016 Moore County High School Winterfest Queen

1st place Non-Motorized: Ethan Frame, Lynchburg

2nd place Non-Motorized: Patrick Frame, Lynchburg

1st place Animal with Rider: The Douglas Pony and Dog Show, Lynchburg

2nd place Animal with Rider: Scarlett, English Bulldog belonging to Beth Reeves of Lynchburg

Most Unique Entry: Miss Mary Bobo’s

Second Most Unique Entry: fce “Float for Literacy”

Dog/Critter Christmas Costume Contest

1st place DOG: Scarlett, 5-year-old female English Bulldog mix belonging to Beth Reeves of Lynchburg

2nd place DOG: Bo, 18-month-old male American Staffordshire Bull Terrier / Boxer mix belonging to Jonathan Aldridge of Lynchburg

3rd place DOG: Arleigh, 8-month-old female mixed breed belonging to Arliss Douglas of Lynchburg

4th place DOG: Emmy, 1-year-old female Yorkie belonging to Amy Hope of Lynchburg

1st place GOAT: Jackson, 7-month-old male Nigerian Dwarf / Boer mix belonging to Ashley Magrini of Lynchburg

2nd place GOAT: Brynn, 7-month-old female Nigerian Dwarf / Boer mix belonging to Ashley Magrini of Lynchburg

Storefront Contest

1st place: Diamond Gusset

2nd place: Nina’s

3rd place: Lynchburg Hardware Store

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