Mexia Christmas parade continues beloved tradition

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Christmas came early in Mexia, with Santa and many floats and trailers riding through downtown on Thursday, Nov. 30, in the city’s annual lighted, night-time Christmas parade.
The event was led by parade marshals Dick and Linda Flatt, who were this year’s Mr. and Mrs. Mistletoe.
Also near the front of the parade were Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson riding the hood of Deputy Emonty Means’ Tahoe; and Mexia Mayor Richard Duncan driving his red 1969 Ford Mustang Mach I.
A contingent of Boy Scouts from Troop 70 carried the U.S., Texas and Troop flags, and the Mexia High School Marching Blackcat Band soon followed, playing the school’s familiar fight song.
The winning parade entries were as follows: First place went to the Wortham High School Choir, with its members sitting in a blue-and-white themed trailer decorated with tiny Christmas lights and big snowflakes.
Second place went to Incommons Bank, which featured a long trailer with a large snowman at the front; friendly, Santa-capped people in the middle; and a wonderland of snowflakes, miniature white Christmas trees topped by white stars, and white lights tracing bare white branches.

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