Christmas spirit was in abundance through downtown Bridgeport Saturday during the “Home for the Holidays” event.In addition to merchant specials, photos with Santa and Christmas treats, the Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street program held several competitions. 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).