BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Town of Cove held their 23rd Annual Christmas Xtravaganza on Saturday, December 10th, with great local participation despite frigid temperatures. Town Mayor, Joan Headley said, “Even though it was cloudy and cold with a nippy wind, the parade and reception with Santa Claus went off without a hitch.”
Parade winners, each presented with trophies and ribbons were: Overall Winner – Vandervoort Happy Campers 4H Club; 1st – Cove Branch of the Polk County Library; 2nd – Humane Society of the Ouachitas; 3rd – Holly Springs Real Estate.
“We would like to express our gratitude to the men from Company C, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, who acted as our Color Guard,” said Headley. “Also, to everyone who participated in the parade.”
At the reception, around 100 children stayed to visit Santa. “We would like to extend our thanks to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office who provided traffic control, to our very capable serves, the parade judges, the decorating committee from the Cove Branch of the Polk County Library, and everyone who helped make this event so wonderful.”