It’s official, Christmas is coming!
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:
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 decorated ATV—1. Pruett Insurance; 2. Jagger Rubio and Callie Pipkin; 3. Ricky Stewart.
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.
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.
Ages 0-4—Isabelle Robertson, Kennedy Robertson.
Ages 5-7—Natalie Cardona.
Ages 8-10—Justin Gage, Salome
Kindergarten— Mario Casarez Jr.
First grade—William Davenport.
Second grade—Aubrey Brindle.
Third grade—Jamarr Zamora.
Fourth grade—William Davenport.