Williamsburg Christmas Parade winners announced

Jimmy LaRoue
Contact Reporterjlarouejr@vagazette.com

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance announced the winners from its 52nd annual Community Christmas Parade, with the theme of Winter Wonderland.

The parade featured 107 units and four sponsors — Childcare Network, Shorty’s Diner, Williams Landscape & Design, Inc. and Yankee Candle.

College of William and Mary president Taylor Reveley III was the parade’s grand marshal. Other VIPs who took part in the parade included:

  • Karen Riordan, President & CEO of Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance.
  • Howard W. Smith, Sr., Oleta Coach Lines, the chamber’s 2017 Small Business of the Year.
  • Leslie Henderson Schultz, Henderson Inc., the chamber’s 2017 Health Promoter of the Year.
  • Etienne Bochet, U.S. Coast Guard Military Citizen of the Year.
  • Shaneris Stephens, United States Navy Sailor of the Year.
  • Del. Brenda Pogge and Del. Mike Mullin.

Animal Units

1st — Colonial Newfoundland Club

2nd — Siberian Husky Rescue

Commercial Organization

1st — Williams Landscape & Design, Inc.

2nd — DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg

Religious Organization

1st — Greenwood Christian Academy

2nd — Covenant Christian School

General Floats

1st — Williamsburg Host Lions

2nd — Virginia Regional Ballet

Civic Organization

1st — James City Lions Club

2nd — Williamsburg Area Rotary Club

Vehicle Unit

1st — VA Classic Thunderbirds and Citizens and Farmers Bank

2nd — Williamsburg Model-T Owners

Children’s Floats

1st — Power House Dance1st Boy Scout Troop 103

2nd — Girl Scout Troop 1346

Non-Profit Floats

1st — Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

2nd — Institute for Dance

High School and Middle School Bands

1st — Warhill High School

2nd — Jamestown High School

If you missed the parade, you can watch it from the chamber’s Facebook page at bit.ly/2BYHrnV.

LaRoue can be reached by phone at 757-345-2342, by email at jlarouejr@vagazette.com or on Twitter @jlaroue.

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