Parade of Disney characters fill streets

by | Dec 15, 2021 | Latest

Cool, clear weather, twinkling lights and a hot cocoa trailer set a scene straight from a movie set as much-loved characters from “Toy Story,” “Monsters Inc.,” “Frozen,” “101 Dalmatians,” “Mickey Mouse” and more came to life in a hometown parade last weekend.

A total of 140 entries in all — one of the biggest parades ever— paraded up Farmersville Parkway and around the downtown square Saturday, Dec. 11 in the annual Christmas event hosted by the chamber of commerce.

Local resident Clay Potter was the announcer.

Chamber co-director Lisa Eastman said she and co-director Lisa Crowder “were amazed at the people who lined the streets from the beginning to the end of the parade.”

“It was definitely the biggest crowd we have seen in Farmersville since we have been here,” Eastman said. “It was exciting! It was obvious this town is ready to experience new things, (some) growth, business opportunities and family.”

The 2021 parade had entries in four categories: motorized, walking, float and trailer and equestrian. Winners were judged prior to the parade and announced Monday, Dec. 13.

In the motorized category, 1st place was awarded to Karissa Hair Studio, 2nd place – Delinda Hicks/ Toy Story, 3rd place – Nopp’s A/C Shop.

In the walking category, students from Studio T Dance & Acro danced in the streets as characters from Aladdin and Snow White to earn a first-place win. Second place went the FISD Marching Band.

In the float and trailer category, 1st place went to Tracy’s Custom Homes, 2nd place – McAlister brothers, LLC., 3rd place – Oak Grove Landscape & Irrigation and 4th place went to Events, Inc.

In the Equestrian category, first place was awarded to the 40-Something Cowgirls, 2nd place – Corazon Horse and Carriages and third place went to Cowboy Church of Collin County.

In addition, parade and storefront window contest winners were announced Sunday, Dec. 12. Rise Up Balloons garnered first place, The Stable Restaurant won second and The Hay Loft and Yarn and You took home third.

“The weather, the timing, the blessings, our sponsors, the people who live and visit here, our board members and the volunteers who help us have made this year hugely successful– and the parade just made it all even better,” Eastman said.

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