Lindsey A. Bell
Downtown Tiptonville was aglow with the Christmas spirit the night of Monday, December 9 as Santa’s Magic Christmas Parade.
Crowds lined up along Church Street as dozens of parade entries made their way from the starting point on Algee Street.
Floats, antique vehicles, ATVs, motorcycles, cars, trucks, and even a tricked out tractor made their way through downtown. Children were waiting on sidewalks with bags, buckets, hats, and anything else they could find to collect candy in.
The parade’s special guests included Santa, the Grinch, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
The parade was led by Tiptonville Main Street’s float, which featured the Falcon football team. The Falcons are on quite a winning streak. In addition to bringing home the gold football from the state championships, the float they rode on also won first place for the President’s Trophy and second place for Santa’s Trophy in the parade.
Other big winners from the parade are—
•Mayor’s Trophy, first place: Lake County Primary Care
•Mayor’s Trophy, second place: Terry Newsome
•President’s Trophy, second place: Didi’s Diner
•Spirit of Christmas, first place: Didi’s Diner
•Spirit of Christmas, second place: American Legion Post 174
•Best Off Road, first place: the Rodriquez and Smith families
•Best Off Road, second place: Trey Allen and Connor Yates
•Best Off Road, third place: Danny Goodman and family
•Santa’s Trophy, first place: Ridgely Chamber of Commerce
•Best Theme: Didi’s Diner
•Best Auto, first place: Childrey
•Best Auto, second place: Rhett Express
•Best Auto, third place: Tristan Shaffer
•Best Antique: first place: Terry Newsome
•Best Antique, second place: Billy Cox
•Best Antique, third place: S. Cheirs
•Best Motorcycle, first place: Forrest Patterson
•Best Motorcycle, second place: Blake Holder
•Best Tractor: Garrett Shelton
•Sweepstakes: Wanda Howard