Chamber applauds parade's best floats

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After sending the "Star Express" through downtown Kilgore Nov. 27, the chamber of commerce is celebrating judges' favorite entries, including:

Best Overall

Walmart Kilgore

Best Decorated (Business)

1st Place - Rusk Co. Electric Cooperative

2nd Place - Walmart Kilgore

3rd Place - Avalon Faire

Best Decorated (Group)

1st Place - Vernon Rivers & Natalie Bowles

2nd Place - Friends of the

Kilgore Public Library

3rd Place - Down Home Cloggers

Best Use of Theme (Group)

1st Place - Friends of the

Kilgore Public Library

2nd Place - Laird Hill Baptist Church

3rd Place - St. Luke's United

Methodist Church

Best Use of Theme (Business)

1st Place - Walmart Kilgore

2nd Place - Rusk Co. Electric Cooperative

3rd Place - Gentleman's Barbershop

There were more than 70 entries last week in the 2018 parade, which shared a "Polar Express" theme with the annual derrick lighting. The chamber has already begun preparation for the 89th annual parade next year, set for Nov. 26, 2019. The theme is yet to be determined.

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