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Saturday’s ‘Home for the Holidays’ a hit

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas spirit was in abundance through downtown Bridgeport Saturday during the “Home for the Holidays” event.

MERRY AND BRIGHT – The Babe’s Chicken bus was one of 19 entries in the lighted Christmas parade through downtown Bridgeport Saturday. The parade marked an afternoon and evening of activities as part of the city’s Home for the Holidays event that also included pictures with Santa, wassail tasting, merchant specials and contests. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

In addition to merchant specials, photos with Santa and Christmas treats, the Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street program held several competitions.

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Sylvia Elenburg and Billie Watts won the Tacky Christmas Sweater Contest. Decorated window winners were Chris Miller Farmer’s Insurance (first); building owner Brandi Davis at 1008 Halsell (second) and Lucky Nails (third).

Winners of the wassail tasting were Dave Correll State Farm (first); Terra Cotta (second); and Atomic Rooster (third).

A lighted Christmas parade marked the evening’s activities. Winners were the City of Bridgeport’s Ms. Twister’s Christmas Campout (community); Rick’s Auto Repair and Towing – Playtime at the Park (business); Cub Scout Pack 194 – Santa’s Cub Scout Workshop (non-profit); Sally Luxton in her 1956 Chevy representing the Center for Animal Research and Education (decorated vehicle); and Wimberlee Joe riding her early present from Santa, Tonto (equestrian).

CHRISTMAS CAMPOUT – The City of Bridgeport’s Ms. Twister’s Christmas Campout won the community category in the lighted Christmas parade Saturday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

ROYAL WAVE – Mrs. Senior Wise Nellie Redwine waves to the crowd gathered for Bridgeport’s lighted Christmas parade Saturday. Redwine earned the title at the Taste of Wise Look Local event in September. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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