Parade entries receive awards

Published 9:24 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

The following is a list of honors bestowed on Saturday evening’s parade entries from the field of judges:

Best Float — Kelli’s Dance Explosion — “Dancing Through Wonderland”

Best Marching Unit (Non-Band) — Western Tidewater Regional Jail Honor Guard

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Best Motorized Unit — North Suffolk Circle of the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) “The Misfit Toy Chest”

Best Animal Unit — The Shooting Stars Dancing Dogs and Their Handlers

Best Specialty Unit — Hampton’s “Marching Elite” Drill Team

Best Marching Band (Non-Academic)

  • 1st Place — C.V. Russell Jr. Ambassadors
  • 2nd Place — Suffolk Marching Show Stoppers

Best Marching Band (Academic)

  • 1st Place — Nansemond River High School Magnificent Marching Warriors
  • 2nd Place — King’s Fork High School Marching Bulldogs
  • 3rd Place — Lakeland High School Marching “Quiet Storm” Band

Best in Show: Kelli’s Dance Explosion

Judges’ Choice Award — TFC Recycling’s Gingerbread Houseboat