Kilgore Chamber of Commerce presented awards Friday morning to several groups who entered floats in the 2019 annual Kilgore Christmas Parade.

Awards were given in multiple categories, including Best Decorated, Best Use of Theme and Best Overall.

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church won the third place award for Best Use of Theme.

Kilgore High School Peer Advocates for Special Students won awards for the first time, taking second place for Best Use of Theme, as well as the second place award for Best Decorated Group. Their float was a KISD school bus decorated with a tropical “12 Days of Christmas” theme.

Friends of the Kilgore Public Library won the first place award in the group category for Best Use of Theme for their take on the “12 Days of Christmas” and the third place award for Best Decorated float in the group category.

Greater Faith Ministries won the first place award for Best Decorated float with Pastor Casandra Fryar accepting the award.

D&D Industrial Welding Supply won the third place award for Best Use of Theme in the business category.

Rusk County Electric Cooperative took home the second place award for Best Use of Theme by a business, as well as the first place award for Best Overall float and first place for Best Decorated in the business category.

Third place for Best Decorated business went to De Graffenried Dentistry, which also won the first place award for Best Use of Theme in the business category.

Five Starz Magic Detail won the second place award for Best Decorated business float.

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