Columbiana Christmas Parade winners named

By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA – The 2019 Columbiana Christmas Parade award winners received their trophies at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Organizer Ouida Mayfield expressed gratitude to all of this year’s parade participants and said overall participation has increased since the parade began 17 years ago.

“Each year, we do have an outstanding parade, and it’s all because of you and who you work with,” Mayfield said. She also praised the city’s fire and police departments for working behind-the-scenes to ensure the parade runs smoothly every year.

The following award winners were recognized:

  • Santa’s Choice – Wilsonville Elementary School
  • People’s Choice – Antique Vehicles
  • Most Original – Grace Community Chapel
  • Most Christmas Spirit – Sweet Potato Queens (not present)
  • Best Christmas Theme – Girl Scout Troop 30564

•Grand Champion – Santa Claus and His Elves