Westwood Baptist Church
American Legion Post 515
Boys and Girls Club
Danny's All Star Band
Zach Wiliams, CMS Band Director
Harvest Time Church of God
Parker's Pet Palace
On Your Toes
McRae Coca Cola
Mike's Golf Cart
Satilla Elmentary School
New Hope Covenant Christian Church
Angels For Orphans
City Announces Festival Of Lights Christmas Parade Winners
The 54th Annual Festival of Lights Christmas Parade was held this past weekend on Saturday, December 2, 2017, and City of Douglas officials have announced the winners of the annual float decorating contest.
According to city officials, the parade had over 60 entries that were categorized in five divisions: Church, Small Business, Large Business, Education, and Clubs/Individuals /Organizations.
Parade judges were 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 for 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; and Overall Best Musical Performance – Danny’s All-Star Marching Band.
In the Church category, New Hope Covenant Christian Fellowship Church was named the winner, Harvest Time Church of God was second, and Empowerment Center International Ministries placed third.
In the Small Business category, On Your Toes Dance Studio was the winner, second place went to Parker’s Pet Palace, and Mike’s Golf Carts & Powersports placed third.
The Large Business was won by Cynergy Cargo, LLC, second place went to Premium Peanut, and Pilgrim’s took third place.
The Education category was won by South Georgia State College, second place went to Satilla Elementary Show Choir, and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College placed third.
As for the category of Clubs/Individuals/Organizations, American Legion Post 515 placed first, the Boys & Girls Club of Coffee County Region took second, and third place went to Angels for Orphans.
The city would like to issue 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, December 1, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. The theme will be announced at a later date.
Westwood Baptist Church was named the Overall winner sin the City of Douglas’ 54th Annual Festival of Lights Christmas Parade that was held this past Saturday, December 2, 2017. For more photos from the parade, please see pages 2-A and 3-A.