Chamber Announces Christmas Parade Winners

The 2012 Christmas Parade attracted regional visitors and local residents. Ted Hall, who has been a parade volunteer for 25 years, said, “I believe this was the largest crowd I’ve ever seen for the Batesville Christmas Parade. “ The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to invest in community and tourism development for Independence County.

The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 “Candy Canes and Christmas Carols” Parade. Competitors were placed in one of two divisions; nonprofit/civic organization and commercial. Points were calculated by correspondence to theme, originality/difficulty, and overall appearance. In all, there were 49 entries including 15 floats participating in the parade. There were several volunteers throughout the community who volunteered their time to plan, organize, and judge the parade. Special thanks to Cliff Brown, Joyce Prickett, Adam Curtwright, Steve Lewis, Ted Hall, Rickie Westbrook, Renee Long, Jake Millikan, FutureFuel, White River Veterinarian Clinic, and the Batesville Kiwanis Club. Trophies will be available for pick-up on Monday, December 10th at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. The winners are as followed:

Commercial Category –

  • 1st Place: The Home Depot
  • 2nd Place: First National Banking Company
  • 3rd Place: Sonic of Batesville

Nonprofit/ Civic Organization –

  • 1st Place: Cub Scout Pack 220
  • 2nd Place: Diamond T – 4H
  • 3rd Place: Girl Scouts Troop

About The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce:

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading voice of business in Independence County, providing advocacy, promotion and resources for chamber members. The Chamber of Commerce sets the standard for excellence in member service, community collaboration, business growth and achieving a high quality of life in the Batesville.