Saturday, December 14 | Submitted by Donnie Rodgers, Jr.
Despite a mix of winter weather, hundreds came downtown to celebrate the 2013 Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade presented by Systematic Savings Bank, “Joy to the World.”
Over 60 entries wound through Downtown Springfield competing for top honors in several categories and celebrating the Holiday season.
This year’s winners include:
Grand Champion: Associated Theatrical Contractors – It’s a Small World.
Most Accurately Reflects Theme: Expedia/Hotels.com- Where Careers Take Off
Best Costumes: Fu Hok Studio- Chinese Lion Dancers
Most Original: SS&B Heating and Cooling
Best Non-Profit: Dickerson Park Zoo- Joy to the “Animal” World
KOLR10 and KOZL will broadcast the 2013 Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade on Christmas Eve.
The 2013 Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade was made possible with the support of the following local businesses; Systematic Savings Bank, Midwest Family Broadcasting, Hoover Music Company, Penmac, KOLR/KOZL Ozarks Local, Festival of Lights, Howard Fisk Limousines, the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District and the Urban Districts Alliance. The Parade was led by Grand Marshal, Dr. Robert H. Spence, president of Evangel University.