Christmas on the Square a hit for MV Chamber

Winter weather can’t freeze Christmas spirit of Mt. Vernon folk
In the face of cold weather, the Mt. Vernon Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas on the Square event was a well attended success the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 28.
A parade of more than 40 entries, including several bands, started at the Mt. Vernon Middle School and eventually crawled north down Hickory Street meeting its end at the Mt. Vernon square for the lighting of the courthouse.
Also on the square was free food and drinks provided by community groups and businesses. Additionally, there was live music provided by the children’s choir from Mt. Vernon First Baptist Church, square dancing, live animals and a small fire to keep attendees warm. Santa, who is a fixture in the parade, was available to kids after the ceremony.
“Despite the cold the crowd was enthusiastically in the Christmas spirit. It was a wonderful Ozark, small town experience,” said Chamber Board President David Gregersen. “The chamber thanks all the business, organizations, organizers, and parade participants for making this a successful and fun night.”
2018 Christmas on the Square Parade Results:
Grand Marshals: Derick Barnes and Pat Elsey
Floats 1st - Faith Full Gospel Church, Aurora ($150); 2nd - Summit Baptist Church ($100); 3rd - Chesapeake Baptist Church ($50)
Bands 1st - Ash Grove High School; 2nd - Miller High School; 3rd - Verona High School
Marching Unit 1st - Lassies; 2nd - Kilties; 3rd - Girl Scouts MO Heartland Troop 71694
Unique form of Transportation 1st - Shelly Meyer Walking Snowmen; 2nd - Twister Alley Raceway, Butterfield MO Go-Carts; 3rd - SW District Square and Round Dance Federation
Cars 1st - Wilbur and Beverly Swearingin; 2nd - David and Tina Rose - Rollin’ for Rosie; 3rd - Gene Ingle
Horses 1st - Warriors of the Rainbow Horse Sanctuary; 2nd - James Dunn and Gracie; 3rd - Harris Farms
- If anyone did not get their trophy they are available for pickup at the Chamber of Commerce office, 425 E Mt. Vernon Blvd.


Lawrence County Record

312 S. Hickory St.
Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712


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