Tradition of Parade, Music, Santa & Tree Lighting
THE CHRISTMAS SEASON opened last Saturday, in Jacinto City, with the Annual Christmas Parade down Market Street, ending at the TownCenter. Prominent in the Parade was Santa Claus, riding on a Jacinto City fire truck. Heading the Parade was a float with city officials, Congressman Gene Green and Sheila Jackson Lee.
About 25 units were in the Parade, and prizes were awarded by the three judges. Awards were: Most Beautiful, Chica’s Revolution Zumba; Most Original, Jacinto City Elementary; Best Marching/Walking, Scroggins Toe-Tappers; Mayor’s Choice, North Channel Martial Arts; and Honorable Mention, Galena Park Jacketeers.
Hundreds watched the parade on Market Street, and then assembled at the TownCenter for the program. Trophies were awarded at this ceremony, and music was provided by the Roger Matheny Family, and performed by Councilman Allen Lee and the Jacinto City Elementary Honor Choir. Santa was present in the Gazebo to greet and hear children’s wishes, and the finale was the lighting of the Tree.
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