JAMESTOWN – Award winners from the Jamestown Snowball Express Christmas Parade have been anounced by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.
Pepsi Beverages Co. won the award for the best all-around float. Other winners by category are: Best Theme Related, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 865 and Veterans of Modern Warfare Chapter 20; Best Business, Jamestown Ice & Storage; Best Civic/Not-for-Profit, Toys for Tots; Best Youth Involvement, Jamestown BPU; Best Animal, Humane Society; Most Creative, Hedlund Express. Each winner will receive a commemorative parade trophy.
Spectators who watched the parade will have a chance to vote for the crowd favorite this week by visiting the JRC website. Nominees include Allied Fire Protection with Local 669, Infinity Visual & Performing Arts, Babes of Wrath Roller Derby and Bemus Point United Methodist Church.
“We wanted to find a way for the crowd to participate in selecting the best units in the parade so we created a new trophy category – Crowd Favorite,” said Tiffani Conti, JRC event and programming associate.
The annual holiday celebration, co-sponsored by the Resource Center and Lutheran Jamestown, included the participation of more than 120 local groups and more than 200 units in the parade.