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It was a cold but beautiful night for the 80th Annual Cannon Pharmacy Kannapolis Christmas Parade.

With over 80 entries the parade wound its way down Main Street as hundreds enjoyed holiday music by marching bands and festive floats.

This year’s awards were presented to the civic organizations, churches, schools and bands that had the best entries in the parade. Each entry was judged on originality, creativity, and presentation in showcasing the parade’s theme of “Happy Holidays”. This year’s winners were:

Civic Organizations
1st Place - Boogerwoods
2nd Place - Boy Scout Troop 254
3rd Place – Cirque U University

Churches
1st Place - Marabel
2nd Place – Jackson Park
3rd Place – New Life

Schools
1st Place – A.L. Brown Karpentry
2nd Place – A.L. Brown Homecoming Queen
3rd Place – A.L. Brown Miss A.L. Brown

Bands
1st Place - West Charlotte High School Band
2nd Place – Bailey Concert Band
3rd Place – North Hills Christian School Band