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:
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
1st place: Diamond Gusset
2nd place: Nina’s
3rd place: Lynchburg Hardware Store