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Jacinto City holds Christmas celebration

HO! HO! HO! Santa was happy to arrive in Jacinto City in a fire truck, instead of his usual sleight, since there was no snow, just a beautiful sunshiny day.
HO! HO! HO! Santa was happy to arrive in Jacinto City in a fire truck, instead of his usual sleight, since there was no snow, just a beautiful sunshiny day.

Hundreds of Jacinto City residents lined the streets for the Annual Christmas Parade. It started on Wiggins Street near the elementary school, proceeded down Market Street, and ended at the Town Center on Oates.

Mayor Ana Diaz led the city delegation of councilpersons, with other dignitaries present also, including Constable Chris Diaz, and Congresspersons Gene Green and Sheila Jackson Lee.

Mayor Diaz presided over the ceremonies at the Town Center, including visits with Santa, free food and drink (hot chocolate), music by the JC Elementary Honor Choir and Councilman Allen Lee and son, and awards to the best floats and parade units. Capital Bank was the sponsor of the Awards trophies, that went to…

Most Beautiful Float: JC Elementary School
Most Original Float: North Channel Martial Arts
Best Marching/Walking Unit: Lori’s Dance Studio
Mayor’s Choice: Galena Park High School Jacketeers
Honorable Mention: 1st Baptist Church of JC

Judging the Parade were Blanca Perez of Blanquita’s Mexican Restaurant, and Al Gutierrez and Debbie Gutierrez of Capital Bank.

Music was furnished by the Roger Matheny family. The day culminated with the lighting of the official Jacinto City Christmas tree.