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It’s official, Christmas is coming!

Parade, kids events part of celebration


‘Let it snow’ implored float from Manor Oaks Nursing Home. What happened was, 2.67 inches of rain beginning later in the night and continung through Sunday into Monday. In background is Rockdale’s official Christimas tree, lit during Friday evening ceremony. 
Reporter/Mike Brown ‘Let it snow’ implored float from Manor Oaks Nursing Home. What happened was, 2.67 inches of rain beginning later in the night and continung through Sunday into Monday. In background is Rockdale’s official Christimas tree, lit during Friday evening ceremony. Reporter/Mike Brown It feels a lot more like Christmas after Rockdale threw itself a red-and-green yuletide party Friday and Saturday downtown.

Biggest draw was the night, lighted parade which blazed down US 79 Saturday.

Earlier in the day, and on Friday, there were numerous events at Wolf Park and the International & Great Northern Depot-Museum.

This year there was a special emphasis on more children’s events with costume and dog show competition and miniparades around Wolf Park.

There was music, food, late shopping downtown and it all wrapped up just in time for a nice Sunday rainfall.

Results were listed as follows by Deedra Jacob, Rockdale, president of the Chamber of Commerce , which sponsored the celebration:


Above, Dr. Lucille Estell, whose latest project is a book on the history of Rockdale, was parade grand marshal. At right, for most of the day Saturday winds were too high for fire-eater Gene ‘Bubba’ Wright to perform but winds died down just before the parade and Wright showed his skill under the Wolf Park pavilion. Above, Dr. Lucille Estell, whose latest project is a book on the history of Rockdale, was parade grand marshal. At right, for most of the day Saturday winds were too high for fire-eater Gene ‘Bubba’ Wright to perform but winds died down just before the parade and Wright showed his skill under the Wolf Park pavilion. PAR ADE

President’s award—Rockdale Lions Club.

Best decorated f loat— Brady’s Pest Control, “A Longhorn Christmas.”

Best out- of- tow n and best overall f loat—Milam County Sheriff’s Department.

Best relig ious f loat— Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Best Sa nta’s helper— Joyce Floyd.

Best decorated ATV—1. Pruett Insurance; 2. Jagger Rubio and Callie Pipkin; 3. Ricky Stewart.

DOG SHOW

Best overall male— “Cody,” shown by Jamie Brown and Morgan Brown.

Best overall female— “Savannah,” shown by Trey Jacob.

Best dog costume— 1. “Cody,” shown by Jamie Brown and Morgan Brown; 2. “Junior,” shown by Marcus Stautz; 3. “Dallie,” shown by Sheila Jones.

Best dog and owner costume— “Cody,” shown by Jamie Brown and Morgan Brown; 2. “Spanky,” shown by Faye Davidson; 3. “Gizmo,” shown by Kimberly Flores.

Best trick— 1. “ LuLu,” shown by Morgan Youngblood; 2. “Panini,” shown by Emma Mireles; 3. “Gizmo,” shown by Kimberly Flores.


At left, what’s better than getting to play in a sure-enough shiny red caboose in the I&GN Depot Museum. Above, Rockdale Lions Club showed a railroad theme with this float, winner of the President’s Award in the Saturday night Christmas parade. At left, what’s better than getting to play in a sure-enough shiny red caboose in the I&GN Depot Museum. Above, Rockdale Lions Club showed a railroad theme with this float, winner of the President’s Award in the Saturday night Christmas parade. Smallest dog—1. “Blue” shown by Michelle Nino; 2. “Savannah,” shown by Trey Jacob; 3. “Spanky,” shown by Faye Davidson.

Largest dog—1. “Lana,” shown by Marka Kirby; 2. “Dallie,” shown by Sheila Jones; 3. “Cody,” shown by Jamie Brown and Morgan Brown.

Cutest dog—1. “Savannah,” shown by Trey Jacob; 2. “Gizmo,” shown by Kimberly Flores; 3. “LuLu,” shown by Brooklyn Youngblood.

COSTUME CONTEST
Ages 0-4—Isabelle Robertson, Kennedy Robertson.
Ages 5-7—Natalie Cardona.
Ages 8-10—Justin Gage, Salome
Cardona.
COLORING CONTEST
Pre-K—Emily Reyes.
Kindergarten— Mario Casarez Jr.
First grade—William Davenport.
Second grade—Aubrey Brindle.
Third grade—Jamarr Zamora.
Fourth grade—William Davenport.











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