The weather was great this past Saturday for the Ocoee Christmas Parade. The Ocoee High School Marching Knights, the West Orange High School Warrior Marching Band, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and Santa Claus, just to name a few, all appeared and impressed. The Parade was presented by the Ocoee Lions Club in conjunction with the City of Ocoee. Roger Freeman, long-time Ocoee resident, and Gail Paschall-Brown, reporter with WESH 2 News, served as tv hosts. And a large number of toys were donated by Parade entrants for the Ocoee Police Deparment’s Holiday Toys for Kids in Need Program.
Here are the top entries in each category, according to the Parade judges. Overall winner was the The Classic Affair. Congratulations to all those listed and to all who took part.
1st Place Glad Tidings
2nd Place` Ocoee Christian Church
3rd Place Harvest International Ministry
1st Place Christmas Train/Central Florida Machine & Speed
2nd Place Mid Florida Mustang Club
3rd Place Woman’s Club of Ocoee
Honorable Mention City of Ocoee Building Division
1st Place All in One Entertainment
2nd Place BB&T
3rd Place Orange County Sheriff’s Office
Honorable Mention Surewater Technologies Inc
1st Place West Orange High School Warrior Band
2nd Place The West Orange Girls Club
3rd Place Cub Scout Pack 922
Honorable Mention Ocoee Bulldogs
The Classic Affair
Update: Trophy presentations will take place December 18 at 6:45 pm, prior to the Commission meeting at Ocoee City Hall.
Check back for video and television broadcast schedules when they become available.
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