December 1, 2012

Lighted Christmas Parade winners announced

The Oskaloosa Herald

OSKALOOSA — The Lighted Christmas Parade “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” was held  Thursday night in honor of Main Street Oskaloosa’s 25th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade.

These are the winners out of 65 parade entries:

Receiving Traveling Trophy for each of the following:

“Judges Choice” – Mahaska Drug

“Children’s Choice – Oskaloosa Schools Transportation

Most Outstanding Large Business – Mahaska Bottling Company

Most Outstanding Medium Business – Bank Iowa

Most Outstanding Small Business - Hammer Medical Supply

Most Outstanding Church – First Presbyterian Revelation Praise Band

Most Outstanding Non-Profit – Cub Scout Pack 77

Most Outstanding Use of Animals – Denny Drafts

Most Outstanding Out of Town - State Farm – Kevin Van Wyk

Most Outstanding Individual/Family – Trey Laymon

Most Outstanding Music – WPU Pride of Penn Marching Band

Outstanding - receiving certificates only:

Outstanding Large Business — Clow Valve Company

Outstanding Medium Business – McDonald’s

Outstanding Small Business — Allied Gas & Chemical

Outstanding Church – First Christian Reformed Church

Outstanding Non-Profit – Oskaloosa Community School District

Outstanding Use of Animals – H & S Feed and Country Store Inc.

Outstanding Out of Town – Kid’s  Corner Child Care Center

Outstanding Individual/Family — Buffington Remodeling

Outstanding Music – Oskaloosa High School Band


Traveling Trophy & $25 OskyCash

First Place Window Display – Valley Bank


$50 each for “Home Decorating Contest” Winners

Best Use of Lights – Karen Powell    

Best First-time Entry – Deb Nelson   

Most Original – Jan McLeland           

Best Use of Color – Tammy Sparks

Judge’s Choice – Kurt and Susan Kallash

Best Use of Animation – Robin Schneider