By Jodi Marze, Lifestyles Editor
The Picayune Item
The 2012 Civic Woman’s Club of Picayune (CWC) Christmas Parade rolled Monday, at 6 p.m. as scheduled.
The theme for this year’s parade was “A Patriotic Christmas” which honored recently deployed 857th National Guard Unit and their families. Both the parade and crowd showed their support for the Unit by featuring military members in floats and crowd members coming in their military uniforms.
CWC Parade Co chair Nancy Griffin said, “We had our maximum amount of entries and were thrilled with the community support shown for our deployed troops and their family. It was important to the women in our club to show support not only for the troops, but their families.” Grand Marshall Cindy Murchinson led the parade. Murchinson was the 2012 Club Woman of the Year.
City and County officials also participated in the parade with Pearl River County firemen.
Overall categories and their winners are as follows:
Best Over All— New Hebron Methodist Church
President’s Special Award— El Mariachi
Grand Marshall’s Award— PRC Jr. High Football
Mayor’s Special Award— Pit Lane Oil Change
Founder’s Special Award— Underdown Family
Category A— (Floats longer than 30 feet)
Most Beautiful— Pack 2 Cub Scouts
Most Inspiring— Toys for Tots
Most Original— PRC Soccer
Category B— (Floats under 30 feet)
Most Beautiful— Harvest Barn Ministry
Most Inspiring— Divine Divas Most Original— PRC Church of God
Category C— (Decorated cars)
Best Decorated Car— Ashley Wilson
Category D— (Decorated trucks)
Best Decorated Truck— Crystal Clear Cleaning
Category E— (Decorated horses)
Best Decorated Horse—Angels Among Us
Category G— (Carts)
Best Decorated Cart— Northshore Polaris