Sunny skies and temps in the 50s greeted parade goers Saturday morning for the Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, attended by hundreds in downtown Sedalia on Ohio Avenue.

Nearly 140 units took part in the parade, which is always held on the first Saturday of December at 10 a.m. After a long night of wind, rain and lightning, the slightly breezy but warm weather (for December) was a welcome relief.

From floats to classic cars and cowboys, to kids, dogs and horses to live music, queens, cheerleaders and politicians, and of course Santa Claus, the 2018 parade had just about everything needed to get one's mood in the holiday spirit.

Weather conditions worsened later in the day in the Sedalia area, making the 10 p.m. start time for the parade ideal.

Judging results from Saturday's parade, with the theme "Christmas Memories" were released  on Monday night and are listed below:

Church Floats
#Honorable Mention - Entry #18 – Christ & Trinity Lutheran Church

Civic Floats
#1 - Entry #105 – SFCC AG
Runner Up - Entry #14 – Pettis County Democrat
Honorable Mention - Entry #52 – Relay for Life

Youth Floats
#1 - Entry #57 – Making the Band
Runner Up - Entry #30 -Osage Trails Cub Scouts
Honorable Mention – Entry#127 -Smith-Cotton Cheerleaders

Business Floats
#1 - Entry #99 -Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care
Runner Up - Entry #89 -Sedalia Parks & Recreation
Honorable Mention – Entry#86 -Child Safe of Central Missouri Inc.

#1 - Entry #136 – Trails End Back Country
Runner Up - Entry #132 -Broke & Busted Saddle Club
Honorable Mention - Entry #134 -Collins Paint Horse Club
#1 – Entry#63 - Green Ridge Marching Tigers
Runner Up - Entry #15 – Smithton High School Marching Tigers
Honorable Mention – Entry#54 -Stover Bulldogs Marching Band

Special Interest
#1 - Entry #92 -Sedalia DARE Program
Runner Up – Entry#43 -Sedalia Shrine Club
Honorable Mention – Entry#95 -Academy of Salon Professionals

#1 - Entry #108- West Central Missouri Vintage Auto Club
(Floyd Hatfield 1951 Chevrolet)
Runner Up - Entry #32 -Hotel Bothwell 1930 Chrysler
Honorable Mention - Entry #117 -West Central Missouri Vintage Auto Club (Denny Park 1949 Packard)

#1 - Entry #35- 301 Street Cars
Runner Up - Entry #125 -Jason VanNatta
(1969 C-10 Pickup built by VanNatta Fabrication)

Kid's Choice Award
#1 - Entry #136 -Trail’s End Back Country

Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce
Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce

Winners may come by the Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce, 600 E. 3rd Street, to pick up their plaque -- Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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