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Christmas on parade

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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Barnyard Kids packed onto their float for a great ride during Shelbyville's Christmas parade, which was held Saturday evening.
(T-G Photo by Sadie Fowler) [Order this photo]
Locals flooded the Shelbyville square and parts of North Main and Madison streets on Saturday to watch the annual Christmas parade, which is sponsored by the Shelbyville Jaycees.

A new time (it started at 4 p.m.) along with beautiful weather were likely factors in the great attendance of this year's parade.

"Overall, the parade was a great success," said Connie Smith, organizer. "The turnout was wonderful and we were amazed ... The weather was so nice and pretty so that helped, and a lot of the participants were happy having it at dusk so they could add lights to their floats."

This year's Grand Marshal's float winner was Allstate Insurance. First place in the float competition went to Clearview Horse Farm, second to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, and third was awarded to Shelbyville Parks and Recreation.

Look for more parade photos in Wednesday's Times-Gazette. On Thursday, photos from the annual Run for Their Life 5K, which preceded the parade, will be featured in our sports section.