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Hundreds turn out for Bristol Christmas Parade

By Rebecca Pepin,
Published On: Dec 05 2013 10:15:52 PM CST
Bristol Parade
BRISTOL, Va./Tenn. -

A familiar face lead the 32nd annual downtown Bristol Christmas Parade.
David Browning, you know him as the Mayberry Deputy, is the grand marshal for the parade. Santa Claus also made an appearance.

The parade kicked off Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.

There were 192 entries, including commercial floats, small businesses, non-profits and churches.

The staging areas were at several different locations this year and the floats made their way down State Street.

Parade organizers gave out trophies for the best floats.

BTES won for best Christmas spirit and best commercial float.

Topping the list for a small business was RS&H.

Bristol Softball took the prize for a non-profit.

The winning church float was Full Gospel Fellowship.