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A Charlie West Christmas (photos)

By Staff reports
Chip Ellis
The George Washington High School band performed in chilly weather at the Downtown Charleston Christmas Parade on Saturday morning.
Chip Ellis Charleston Newspapers had a float in the Christmas Parade.
Chip Ellis Emma Ford, 7, and Braelyn White, 3, were in the Christmas spirit at the parade in Downtown Charleston on Saturday.
Chip Ellis Members of the LimeLight Theater Company passed out candy at the parade and promoted their upcoming performance of The Nutcracker.
Chip Ellis John Halstead of the LimeLight Theater Company juggled down the parade route.
Chip Ellis The C & H Taxi float featured Captain Cab and Frosty the Snowman.
Chip Ellis Santa Claus and a few of his elves waived as they wound their way through downtown Charleston on Saturday.
Chip Ellis Santa Claus and a few of his elves waived as they wound their way through downtown Charleston on Saturday.
Chip Ellis This young parade-goer just spotted Santa Claus in downtown Charleston on Saturday.
Chip Ellis Majorettes from Elkview Middle School were part of the Christmas Parade on Saturday.
Chip Ellis The Herbert Hoover High School marching band performed at the parade on Saturday.
Chip Ellis The Davis Creek Nazarene Church marched through downtown Charleston with their "Bethlehem Lights" float.

The annual Christmas Parade brought 22 floats through downtown Charleston on Saturday morning. A panel of five judges handed out awards for the best floats. The winners were:

Non-Profit Category: First place: Piedmont Elementary School -- "Ringing" in the Holidays with Books. Second place: Cub Scout Troop #28 -- Holiday Bells. Honorable mention: Girl Scout Troop #4847 -- Winter Chimes. Commercial Category: First place: Kanawha Presbyterian Church -- Peanuts characters theme. Second place: C & H Taxi -- Captain Cab. Honorable mention: Mardi Gras Casino & Resort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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