2013 Electric Light Parade Winners Announced
The City of Casa Grande, in partnership with APS, Casa Grande valley Newspapers Inc., and Casa Grande Main Street hosted the 19th Annual Electric Light Parade on Saturday, December 7. Approximately 60,000 spectators attended the parade to watch the beautiful floats decorated with twinkling lights. There were 85 floats in the parade this year, 34 of which participated for the first time.
Below is a list of all the winners, including the People’s Choice Award. Awards will be given out at the City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 16 at City Hall.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – Bulldogs Youth Football Organization (343 total votes)
MAYOR’S AWARD (“Pride of the Parade”) – Cross Roads Church
APS POWER TO MAKE IT HAPPEN AWARD (for best use of lights) – Casa Grande Regional Medical Center
1st Place – Sun Valley Community Church
2nd Place – St. Anthony de Paula Catholic School
3rd Place – Casa Grande Little League
1st Place – Culvers of Casa Grande
2nd Place – Pinal county Animal Care Center
3rd Place – Casa Grande Headstart
BEST CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
1st Place – Casa Grande Middle School Wildcat Cheer Squad
2nd Place – City of Casa Grande Public Works Department
3rd Place – 2 Dance Studio
MOST CREATIVE CHRISTMAS COSTUME(S)
1st Place – Gold Rush/Casa Grande Jewelry and Pawn
2nd Place – Sunscape RV Resort
3rd Place – Vista Grande Vanguard
BEST PUBLIC SAFETY ENTRY
1st Place – Eloy Fire District
2nd Place – Pinal county Sheriff Office
3rd Place – Casa Grande Fire Department and Explorers
CASA GRANDE MAIN STREET SMALL BUSINESS AWARD – R.E.A. Construction
Many thanks to all the entrants for their effort and involvement and for beginning our holiday season on such a bright note. You’re ALL winners.
The City of Casa Grande would like to also thank Serve Pro, 5 Start Carpet Cleaning, and Pinal County Adult Probation for assisting with the clean up after the parade. Thank you to Henry Brown Chevrolet, Sonic and the Paramount Theatre for their support and sponsorship of the 2013 Winter Wonderland in downtown Casa Grande.