Beckley’s 2018 Christmas Parade trophy winners include:

Best Overall Float: Jackie Withrow Hospital

Religious: 1 st – New Life Baptist Church, 2 nd – Faith Community Church,  rd – Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints

Organization: 1 st – Raleigh County Historical Society, 2 nd – Beckley CERT Team, 3 rd – Cub Scout Pack 1993

Business: 1 st – Raleigh General Hospital, 2 nd – Harper Mills, 3 rd – Coca Cola

School: 1 st – Rhythms of Grace Dance Academy, 2 nd – WVU Tech, 3 rd – WWHS Theatre Group

Best Walking Unit: Karen’s Academy of Dance – The Karenettes

Best Animal Unit: Cranberry Baptist Church

Judges’ Choice Car: Southern WV Jeep Club

Bands: Park Middle School, Shady Spring Middle School, Trap Hill Middle School, Independence High School, Shady Spring High School, Woodrow Wilson High School

Any group who did not receive their trophy following the parade can pick it up at the Mayor’s Office located at 407 South Kanawha Street between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday – Friday. Band trophies may be delivered. Thanks to all of the parade participants!

Downtown Beckley Christmas Window Decorating Contest Winners:

Most Festive Window: 1 st Place – Tickety Boo Mercantile, 2 nd Place – The Studio

Most Unique Window: 1 st Place – Jan Care Ambulance; 2 nd Place – Stewards Individual Placement Program

Best Painted Window: 1 st Place – Café 109; 2 nd Place – The Raleigh Playhouse

Best Lighted Window: 1 st Place – Top Knot Coffee Shop; 2 nd Place – Dunlap and Associates

Be sure to check out the winning windows and the other decorated windows along Neville, Main, Fayette, McCreery, Kanawha and Prince Streets. Thanks also to Wooton and Wooton, Taylor and Hinkle, The Kilted Barber, Dragon’s Den Comics and Games, Webb’s Floral, Southwestern Community Action, and Mountain State Justice for decorating their windows and entering the contest. Thanks to Active SWV for organizing the judging committee.