City Announces Best Of The Best For The 77th Annual Christmas Parade
12/12/2006

The City of Fresno is pleased to announce that Saturday’s 77th Annual Christmas Parade was a success and thousands of citizens of all ages enjoyed the Fresno tradition amidst this year’s warm winter sun. The votes have been tallied and the results are in! Entries were judged by creativity, enthusiasm, relevance to Division theme and over-all appearance by a panel of local community leaders. Of the 85 entries, the following is a list of winners by Division:

Division 1: Celebrating Valley Traditions
1st Joaquin Murrieta Riders
2nd Fresno Police Department
3rd Sequoia Community Health Centers: A Healthy Season’s Greetings

Division 2: Television, Movies & Disney
1st City of Fresno After School Recreation - Candy Land Christmas
2nd City of Fresno Southeast Parks - Peter Pan
3rd Segura Family – Santa’s Elves

Division 3: Christmas Carols & Music
1st Fresno PD, Southwest Division: Bringing Broken Neighborhoods Back to Life
2nd City of Fresno Senior Hot Meals Program: Seniors Groovin’ with the Holiday Season
3rd City of Fresno Youth & Adult Sports: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Division 4: International Cultures
1st Escuela Teocailli - Fiesta Mexicana
2nd Pai Vang - Hmong Student Association

Division 5: Sports, Pets & Wheels
1st LA St. Louis Rams Club: St. Louis Ramdeers are Coming to Town
2nd Gymnastics Beat
3rd Knights of the Shield Raiders Booster Club: Frosty the Raider Snowman

A list of the winning entrants, including event photos and the continued City Hall Christmas Tree cam can be viewed by visiting the City of Fresno’s website at www.fresno.gov.

Contact: Rhonda Jorn, Public Affairs Manager (559) 621-7777

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