The annual Christmas Parades in Liberty and Alexandria were held Sunday afternoon and many turned out to share in the fun and excitement and for the chance to win prizes.
Lelan Statom, meteorologist at NewsChannel5 and his family served as Grand Marshal of the Liberty Parade. Both parades of course featured floats, the DCHS band, horseback riders, vintage automobiles, and Santa Claus among many other attractions.
(SEE THE VIDEO OF THE LIBERTY CHRISTMAS PARADE HERE)
In Liberty, the Dowelltown United Methodist Church won the float competition.
Eric Peterson of Smithville received first place for his 1957 Chevy truck in the category for vintage automobiles
Eli Johnson and Layne Hale of Liberty won first place in the miscellaneous category for their entry with the theme "Fired up for Christmas"
In Alexandria, DeKalb Community Bank won first place with their float. Zack and Ethan Martin took second place and the Malone's Chapel Baptist Church received third place.
(SEE VIDEO OF ALEXANDRIA CHRISTMAS PARADE HERE)
For vintage cars, Doyle Slager won first place for his 1960 Chevy Impala. Charles Barry received second place for his 1982 Corvette, and Joseph Overstreet won third place for his entry.
Charles Caplinger won first place for vintage trucks with his 1957 Chevy Cameo. John Johnson took second place for his 1965 Ford F-100 and Kevin Bandy received third place for his 1925 Model-T.
For tractors, Dustin Dillehay took home first place for his 1953 John Deere 60, Steven Cook received second place for his 1944 Farmall H, and Ayden Wood won third place for his 1942 Farmall B.
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