Tuesday, December 16 | Submitted by Sarah Hough | Downtown Central
Springfield, MO, December 13, 2014- Thousands came downtown to celebrate the 2014 Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade, “The Christmas Express.”
Over 75 entries wound through Downtown Springfield competing for top honors in several categories and celebrating the Holiday season.
This year’s winners include:
Grand Champion: Penmac Staffing
Most Accurately Reflects Theme: Ozark Empire Fair
Best Costumes: SS&B Heating and Cooling
Most Original: Khighla’s General Store
Best Non-Profit: Dickerson Park Zoo
1st place 5A: Kickapoo Golden Arrow Marching Band
2nd place 5A: Willard – The Cutting Edge – Marching Band
3rd place 5A: Glendale High School The Falcon Regiment
1st place 3A: Strafford Pride of the Tribe Marching Band
2nd place 3A: Pleasant Hope Pirate Power Band
1st place 2A: Blue Eye Marching Bulldogs
2nd place 2A: Gainesville Marching Bulldogs
1st place Drum & Bugle Corp 5A: Parkview Lassie Drum & Bugle Corp
2nd place Drum & Bugle Corp 5A: Central High School Kiltie Drum & Bugle Corp
The 2014 Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade will be broadcast on Dec. 25th at 3:30pm on KOLR 10 and 11:00pm on KOZL 27.
The 2014 Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade was made possible from support from the following local businesses; Penmac Staffing, Midwest Family Broadcasting, 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. John Bentley, local physician and founder of Jordan Valley Community Health Center. Dr. Bentley is celebrated 50 years of practicing medicine in 2014.