Newport welcomes Christmas with another successful parade

Arkansas State University-Newport mascot Ace the Aviator was the grand marshal of Thursday’s Newport Christmas Parade.

The Newport Christmas Parade was another huge success.

The parade took place on Thursday, December 10. The parade follows a traditional route which begins at the Riceland Foods parking lot and travels down Malcolm Avenue to end at the Village Mall.

This year’s first place winners included Merchants and Planters Bank in the commercial category and the John 3:17 Ministry in the non-commercial category.

Others that placed in the commercial category were Darlings Fine Things/Darling Pharmacy, second place, and third place went to Arkansas State University-Newport.

In the non-commercial category, second place went to Cornerstone Transition Home and third place went to Diamond T-4H.

The parade can be viewed on Cable 15 TV’s Facebook livestream.

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