The cold drizzle couldn’t keep ardent parade-goers away from Saturday’s Christmas parade.
They still lined the streets of Blanco, the children anxiously waiting for Santa, but, more important, the candy tosses!
There were a variety of entries, some even winning ribbons. We had dogs and llamas, miniature horses and Beetles. One miniature horse even brought her baby, so we had a miniature-miniature horse.
We had carriages and pick-up trucks, fire engines and wagons. We actually had something for everybody!
And the co-chairmen, Linda Howard and Deb Yorgensen, want to let everyone who participated how much we appreciate them being there, even with the nasty weather.
Some of the entries winning honorable mentions were Lulu and her owners, Connie and Stan Barron, Oscar and his owner, Marcy Westcott, and the Blanco Fire Department fire truck, even without a dog!
The third place ribbon went to the Blanco Historical Museum, which was a carriage driven by Dennis Moore, with David Seymour riding shotgun, and carrying Rebecca Howerton and Nell Krueger, dressed in their best – well, maybe not their best, but they sure looked spiffy!
The second place ribbon went to Jane Macon and her Alamo Miniatures (as well as a sheep and a llama).
The first prize ribbon went to St. Ferdinand’s Nativity scene; the kids did a wonderful job!