Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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December 3, 2013

Parade winners announced

ASHLAND — Green High School’s marching band took top honors during the 2013 Ashland Alliance Winter Wonderland of Lights, with members of the Paul G. Blazer High School marching band on their heels for second place.

Ashland Credit Union claimed first place in the float competition with an angel-themed float, followed by Ramey Estep Homes in second place with another angel-themed float. Tri-State Regional Cancer Center took third-place honors with float decorations based on the Polar Express and Silver bells.

Holiday activities continue for the next three weekends with train rides and visits with Santa in Central Park, as well as pictures with Santa at the Log House, which is Ashland’s oldest home. Each of the events will be on the 22nd Street end of Central Park (across from King’s Daughters Medical Center’s main entrance), according to a statement from the Ashland Alliance.

“Breakfast with Santa” will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Ashland’s historic Transportation Center (the train depot at 15th Street). The breakfast session is free for children up to 12 years of age, and $3 for adults accompanied by a child.

The Ashland Bus System, Kentucky Farmers Bank and Winter Wonderland of Lights Festival will also be teaming up to offer “Karaoke and Pizza with Santa & Trolley Rides around Central Park” from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Transportation Center in Ashland. The event is free and for Kindergarten to 6th- grade children.

For more information, call (606) 324-5111.

TIM PRESTON can be reached at tpreston@dailyindependent.com.

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