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‘Santa baby’

Advocate staff / Jonathan Bryant | Ameerah Jelaine Scarver gazes at Santa with wonder and amazement.  Santa made a stop at Greenville’s Christmas parade Thursday night.

Advocate staff / Jonathan Bryant | Ameerah Jelaine Scarver gazes at Santa with wonder and amazement. Santa made a stop at Greenville’s Christmas parade Thursday night.

Hundreds of spectators turned out for the annual Christmas parade Thursday night.

Fifty-two entries highlighted the parade route, which ran from Bolling Street down Commerce Street to the Butler County Court House.

Float winners were judged by the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Float winners were First Realty of Greenville and the McKenzie Quarterback Club in a tie for first place; Sonya’s Dance & Fitness in second; and Ozark Materials in third.

Romeo 3’s Collision won first in the vehicle competition; Pioneer Electric second; and New Birth Ministry – James Clemmons & Robert Blankenship, third.

For more parade photos, see Page 4B.

-Tracy Salter