No problems reported At Christmas parade

Published 4:24 pm Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Staff Report

Batesville police said there were no reported incidents during Tuesday’s Christmas Parade and that crowds lining the streets near the Downtown Square seemed larger than those of recent years.

Organizers said more than 100 entries joined the parade, with many last-minute additions. Mark Shields, who took registrations for the parade, said about 60 applications were submitted early but the number grew quickly on Monday and Tuesday as the parade approached.

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Trophies were awarded to the top three floats chosen by the parade judges, and 12 floats and presentations were recognized for design and creativity.

Winners were: Hosanna Second Mile Worship (first place), TVEPA (second place),  Bethany Baptist Church (third place), followed by Batesville Little Tigers (boys), Batesville Little Tigers (girls), Hosanna Kids Out Loud, Courtland Baptist Church, City Church of Batesville, Bryabnt Cowboy Church, Batesville Boy Scouts, Toxic Fastpitch Softball Team, and Mi Pueblo.