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Santa comes to Milano

City sponsors annual Christmas parade, free community meal


Milam County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa Program won the best overall entry. Above, investigator Chris White, deputy Jay Beathard, administrative assistant Wynema Adams and sheriff David Greene wave to the crowd. Below, 250 plates were served during the free meal held after the parade. Milam County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa Program won the best overall entry. Above, investigator Chris White, deputy Jay Beathard, administrative assistant Wynema Adams and sheriff David Greene wave to the crowd. Below, 250 plates were served during the free meal held after the parade. MILANO— Floats, bikes, gators and more trolled down the streets of Milano on Saturday during the city’s annual Christmas parade. There were several parade entries and of course included a visit from the man in red.

The city also sponsored a free turkey and dressing meal for anyone who came to the Civic Center following the parade. City officials said 250 plates were served. Children got to visit with Santa, each receiving a small gift.

Judging for the City of Milano’s annual Christmas decorations contest will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. Plaques and cash prizes will be awarded at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 at the civic center.

Results from Saturday’s parade include:

Best overall—Milam County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa Program.

Floats—1. Milam Count y Cowboy Church; 2. Payneless Lawn Care and Smokin’ Oak BBQ.

Vehicles—1. Karen Coldiron and kids; 2. Santa and Miller- Starnes Chevrolet-Buick.

Small battery operated/ motorized—1. Kayli and Kamri Yakesch and Shiner Thurman; 2. Abbigail Olson; 3. Elma Carter.

Bicycle/walkers—1. Justin Gage; 2. Mackenzie Pendergrass and Booger (dog); 3. Milano High School Dance Team.



Above, 2011 Milano VFD Miss Flame Hayleigh Lagrone was all smiles atop a fire truck during the parade. Above right, buddies Shiner Thurman and Kamri Yakesch took first place in the small battery operated/motorized division. At right, member of the Milano HS Dance Team perform downtown. Above, 2011 Milano VFD Miss Flame Hayleigh Lagrone was all smiles atop a fire truck during the parade. Above right, buddies Shiner Thurman and Kamri Yakesch took first place in the small battery operated/motorized division. At right, member of the Milano HS Dance Team perform downtown.

Photos by Marie Bakken Photos by Marie Bakken


Above, One-year-old Riley Paige O’Neil-Philpott isn’t quite sure what to think about Santa Claus. Below, toy soldier Justin Gage decked out his bike with lots of tinsel. Above, One-year-old Riley Paige O’Neil-Philpott isn’t quite sure what to think about Santa Claus. Below, toy soldier Justin Gage decked out his bike with lots of tinsel.

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