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Christmas in Columbia 2017 Parade winners and many photos


Check: 2017 Christmas in Columbia Parade Lineup often for new links to photo(s) for another CM Christmas in Columbia Parade Under the Lights Album for the Record.

Winners in the 2017 Christmas in Columbia parade, "A Bluegrass Christmas," are:
Floats - Adair County: First place, Bloomington Chapel Church; second place, Millerfield Brethren in Christ; and third place, Damon's CTA.
Non-Floats - Adair County: First place, Jackie Burton; second place, Kathy Keith; third place, Campbell's Concessions.
Floats -- Out of County: First place, Timmy Hubbard.
Congratulations to all the winners!



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Zayne Grant enjoyed the parade with his grandparents



2017-12-02 - Corner Bomar Heights, Tutt and Jamestown Streets, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Young Zayne Grant, son of Amanda and Lincoln Grant, came to the 2017 Christmas in Columbia parade with his "Nana" Sandi Greer, and they positioned themselves at the corner where Zayne's grandfather "Dida", CPD Officer Charles Greer, was on duty directing traffic during the annual event. Zayne and all the children along the parade route from the industrial park to the public square enjoyed the lights, sirens and candy shared from the floats.

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2017 Christmas in Columbia - Bloomington Chapel 1st Place Adair Float



2017-12-02 - Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
The Bloomington Chapel Church Float was the First Place Winner of the Adair County Floats in the 2017 Christmas in Columbia Parade. The Pastor, Bro. Ralph Foster dressed in white shirt, overalls, and dark dress jacket, waved to the crowd lined up in Morgan-Smith Parking Lot as the float prepared to head toward the Columbia Square. The church Teen Group did the float, musicians played and the choir sang so that you felt you'd been to a "Bluegrass Christmas" church service. - Linda Waggener

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ACHS Marching Band in Christmas in Columbia parade



2017-12-03 - Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
The award winning Adair County High School Marching Band gave the heartbeat to the parade with the drum section keeping everyone on track. Then the whole band played as they neared and rounded the public square. Their banner says 21 Championships, however, they just added their 22nd win and have yet to get a new banner printed.

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Sue Stivers is Grand Marshall of 2017 Christmas in Columbia parade



2017-12-03 - Public square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
The Grand Marshall of the 2017 Christmas in Columbia parade was Sue Stivers, shown here emerging from the lead vehicle to an applauding group of well-wishers. She had been asked to be the GM many times but was unable to accept since she has held the position of Chamber of Commerce president then executive director. Having announced her retirement from that position, she was able to say "yes". To her left is her Lindsey Wilson Bonner Scholar assistant Jakob Beckley.

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Salvation Army fundraising helped by Kemp family



2017-12-03 - Public square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
During the morning hours of Christmas in Columbia, the Salvation Army bell rang non-stop to remind visitors to the booths in the historic courthouse that help is needed. Volunteers here are Jasper Kemp, Jazlyn Kemp and Jagger Kemp.

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2017 Christmas in Columbia - Millerfield, winner 2nd Place Adair Float



2017-12-03 - Public square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church was winner of Second Place Adair Float in the 2017 Christmas in Columbia parade. The title of their float was "Sights and Sounds of a Kentucky Christmas".

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2017 Christmas in Columbia - Damon's CTA 3rd Place Adair Float



2017-12-03 - Public square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Action photos are always tough to get in focus and this one was made tougher because Damon's CTA float was a long semi truck bed filled with young folks and all was in motion going happily around the square after being awarded 3rd Place Adair Float 2017 Christmas in Columbia. More photos to come will include closer detail for this winner. -- LW

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2017 Christmas in Columbia - Shriners helping Adair County



2017-12-03 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
The Shriners organization was represented in the Christmas in Columbia parade by these four and many more who are well known for helping Columbia children. From left are: Bill Hart, Allen Crabtree, Cody Withers and Robert Flowers. Robert can tell us from his experience many details of the special contributions of Shriners -- so get to writing, Robert! -- LW

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2017 Christmas in Columbia - 3rd Place Adair Float winner Damon's CTA



2017-12-03 - Columbia KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Damon's CTA winning float was filled with huge smiles, but it was time to be moved by parade organizers to get in line, so just this group got caught in the camera. From left are: Maci Spears, Damon Hicks, Ariel Meadows, Taylor Strange, Jada Cross, Kristen York, Megan York, and Jennifer Willis. - LW

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2017 Christmas in Columbia - 1st Place Adair Non-Float winner



2017-12-03 - Columbia KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Jackie Burton and his Mom Dena are pictured in the 2017 Christmas in Columbia - 1st Place Adair Non-Float. The golf cart is completely covered in all things UK blue, words and decorations.
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2017 Christmas in Columbia - 1st Place Out of County Float



2017-12-03 - Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Out of County float division winner of first place award went to this little train pulled by a mower. Timmy Hubbard and others made the trip aboard.

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2017 Christmas in Columbia - Parade draws huge crowds



2017-12-03 - Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Crowds lined Jamestown Street under a full moon in perfect weather for the 2017 Christmas in Columbia parade. This photo shows kids racing out backlighted by the lineup of vehicles, picking up treats tossed from beginning floats.

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2017 Christmas in Columbia - riding the FFA float



2017-12-03 - Columbia KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
In the lineup for the 2017 Christmas in Columbia parade are, from left, Lexi Gist, Charity Flatt, Santa (Conway Loy) and Page Grider on the Adair County FFA float. The line was moving too fast to get more names so we hope someone will send them all in to be added! -- LW

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On the winning Millerfield Church Christmas float



2017-12-06 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Kaitlynn Howard and Myla Curry were part of the Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church float that took second place in the annual Christmas in Columbia parade Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. The listing of all parade entries is now on Columbiamagazine.com and more photos are welcome as we try to add a photo to each float in the listing. -- LW.
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Sights and Sounds of Millerfield Church Christmas float



2017-12-06 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Kilten Grider, left, Chloe Burton and Tyler Grant were among the "Sights and Sounds of a Kentucky Christmas" on the Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church float that took second place in the annual Christmas in Columbia parade Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.
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Sights and Sounds included Nativity Scene on Millerfield float



2017-12-06 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
The Angel, Kayla Abrell, rode high in the sky on the Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church float that took second place in the annual Christmas in Columbia parade Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. With her are Wisemen Kelby Grider, Prem Patel; Nick Abrell/Joseph and Kayln Franklin/Mary.
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Message of the day at parade: Merry Christmas!



2017-12-06 - Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Willard Pritchard was among the hundreds who enjoyed the pleasant weather and the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas in Columbia parade Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. His message is, "Merry Christmas!"
The listing of all parade entries is now on Columbiamagazine.com and more photos are welcome as we try to add a photo to each float in the listing. -- LW

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Horses rounding the courthouse, completing the 2017 parade



2017-12-08 - Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Beautiful horses signified the completion of the Christmas in Columbia parade Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, finishing the tradition one more time around the historic Adair County Courthouse. To see the parade winners and many photos from the events of the day, click 'read more.' -- LW

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2017 Christmas in Columbia parade: Hutchison-Corbin family



2017-12-08 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Jason Corbin and Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin participated in the 2017 Christmas in Columbia parade with their five-year-old twins Reece and Jackson in their Santa hats. The vehicle had a poster reminding parade viewers to re-elect her (Jennifer, not Reece) as the Adair County Attorney in the 2018 election. - LW

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2017 Christmas in Columbia parade: Loy family



2017-12-08 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
District Judge Michael Loy with his wife Robin and two of their children, J.T. and Ashley, participated in the 2017 Christmas in Columbia parade. The weather outside for this year's parade was the opposite of frightful, as the song goes. In addition to Merry Christmas messages, people often noted how wonderful the weather was for the event, and how just a few years back there was ice and bitter winds on parade night. -- LW

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