Well a dreary day of rain and sleet became cool but nice making the Imboden Area Christmas Parade a great success. The turnout of participants and the spectators was a show of the spirit we have in our community. There were no prizes awarded and all the participants were given was the thanks and the smiling faces of the crowd.
Thanks to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department for traffic control. Thanks to Denny Durham of Shelter Insurance/Imboden RV for the use of their lot, it is key to the success of the Parade. A BIG THANK YOU to the members of the Imboden Fire Department and Mayor Chris Jones without you guys the Parade could not go on. Thanks to Billy Powell, Creston Hutton, and RJ Chappell for help with the lineup, Santa’s elves, Jordan Baldridge and family for helping protect the Reindeer while Santa attended our Parade. The following is a list of participants as best we could keep up with; if anyone was left out it was not intentional and I apologize.
Asst. Chief Joe Chappell IVFD
Vintage Cars; Jerry Gilliam, Robert and Fern Shelton, County Judge Elect Gary Barnhill,
Johnny and Kathy Green, Garland Gilmore, Three entries from the Eugene Dickson Family,
Steve Jones, Ed Vanwinkle and Family, Erine Ivy and Family, Jesse Carter and Family
Old Tractor: Jackie Mullen
Beauty Queens; Miss Arkansas Fair Queen Karsyn Thompson, Miss Greyhound Kinsley Worth,
Pre-Teen Miss Lawrence County Macie Urlacher,
Miss Lawrence County /Miss Bobcat Kinley Davis
Floats and ATVs; Citzens Bank, M&M Sales, First Baptist Church Imboden,
Black River Technical College, D&H Contracting, 1stChoice Health Care, Cameron Farms,
Jake Stallings, Mitchell Grandsons.