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Westwood Baptist Church won best overall winner Submitted photo Westwood Baptist Church won best overall winner

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The 54th Annual Festival of Lights Christmas Parade was held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. The Parade Marshal, Ms. Sharnae Pegues, led the annual night-time parade that began at 6 p.m.

The parade had over 60 entries that were categorized into 5 divisions: Church, Small Business, Large Business, Education and Clubs/Individuals/Organizations. Parade judges are asked to look at each entry and score them for special effects, creativity, use of theme, and overall on a numbering system with one being lowest and five being the highest score.

 “We are excited to announce the winners of the parade this year,” says Georgia Henderson, Public Information Director. “We had some outstanding floats that really represented our theme well.”

Congratulations to the following winners: Overall Winner – Westwood Baptist Church, Overall Best In Creativity – McRae Coca-Cola, Overall Best Musical Performance – Danny’s Allstar Marching Band. Church – 1st – New Hope Covenant Christian Fellowship Church, 2nd – Harvest Time Church of God, 3rd – Empowerment Center International Ministries. Small Business – 1st On Your Toes Dance Studio, 2nd – Parker’s Pet Palace, 3rd – Mike’s Golf Carts & Powersports. Large Business – 1st Cynergy Cargo, LLC, 2nd – Premium Peanut, 3rd – Pilgrim’s. Education – 1st – South Georgia State College, 2nd – Satilla Elementary Show Choir, 3rd – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. Clubs/Individuals/Organizations – 1st – American Legion Post 515, 2nd – Boys & Girls Club of Coffee County Region, 3rd – Angels for Orphans.

Special thanks to Prince Ford, parade judges, parade sponsors (Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce, Coffee County Commission, & City of Douglas), 2017 entries and everyone who came out to support this traditional community parade. Next year’s parade will be on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at 6 p.m. The theme will be announced at a later date.

McRaeCocaCola BestInCreativity

McRae Coca-Cola won best in creativity 

DannysAllstarBand BestMusicalPerf

Danny's All-Star marching band won overall best music performance

EmpowermentCenter 3rdChurches

Empowerment Center International Ministries

HarvestTimeChurchofGod 2ndChurches

Harvest Time Church of God

NewHopeCovenantChristian 1stChurches

New Hope Covenant Christian Fellowship Church

MikesGolfCarts 3rdSmallBusiness

Mike's golf carts

OnYourToes 1stSmallBusiness

On Your Toes Dance Studio

ParkersPetPalace 2nd Small Business

Parker’s Pet Palace

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Cynergy Cargo

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Pilgrim’s Education

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Premium Peanut 

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Satilla Elementary Show Choir

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SGSC Hawks

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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

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American Legion Post 515

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Angels for Orphans

BoysGirlsClub 2ndClubs

Boys & Girls Club of Coffee County Region


Parade judges

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Parade marshal

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