Mena / Polk County Chamber of Commerce held their annual Christmas Parade on Saturday evening. Parade watchers lined the streets to see the beautiful entries for this year’s event. Amongst the floats were Mena High School’s Marching Band, who marched in the parade alongside the Cossatot River School Band. This marks the first time that two bands have made the trek as one. Gar Eisele led the parade as the Grand Marshall.
Winners of the parade categories are: BEST IN SHOW: The Crossing’s Polar Express (1st Place) Mena Regional Health System (2nd Place) and Peachtree Assisted Living (3rd Place); BEST THEME: PaPa’s Mexican Cafe; CHAMBER’S PICK: First Christian Church. Congratulations to all! It was a fabulous event followed by great music in the park by Lana Gail and Gail Force and a huge fireworks display.