Participants bring Christmas joy to hundreds of people during parade
Hundreds of people of all ages lined the streets for the 2016 Hocking Hills Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade to see the floats, animals, and of course Santa.
The Christmas parade had more than 70 entries this year. A controversial change this year was the Chamber's decision to charge $25 per entry.
In addition to the entry fee, another change in the parade this year was a $500 cash prize for the best Bicentennial-themed parade entry.
The honor of the best Bicentennial-themed float went to Citizens Bank of Logan. Citizens Bank Vice President of Customer Service and Private Banking Mary Wilson said everyone involved worked hard on the float and picked fancy costumes.
"We all tried to be in character of someone of the last 200 years. We tried!" Wilson added. "The gift boxes on the float had pictures of the old Logan hospital, Chakeres Theater - it had a lot of history on it. The kids on the float - they came from the Hocking County Children's Chorus