Photos: Blacksburg’s TubaChristmas and 2012 Holiday Parade
BLACKSBURG — Hundreds of New River Valley residents turned out for Blacksburg’s 2012 tree lighting, TubaChristmas and Holiday Parade events Friday evening in downtown Blacksburg.
This year, TubaChristmas had more tuba players than any year before, setting a record, Downtown Blacksburg Inc. Director Laureen Blakemore said. A large crowd gathered at Market Square Park to hear the tubas play several Christmas music selections.
Shortly following TubaChristmas, the Holiday Parade made its way down North Main Street and included parade floats, a fleet of Jeep Wranglers and several businesses from the NRV.
The parade was cosponsored by Blacksburg Parks and Recreation, Downtown Blacksburg Inc. and Virginia Tech Chapter of Circle K.
2012 Holiday Parade Winners:
1- Pack 704
2- Blacksburg Baptist Church – Girls in Action
3- Cub Scout Pack 56
1- Gateway Baptist Church
2- Northstar Church
3- Student Alumni Associates of VA Tech Alumni Assoc.
1- Blacksburg Chinese School
2- Perfater Family
3- Heartstrings Pet Lodging and Spa
1- Crystal Boyle
2- Solar Connection
3- Girl Scout Troop 1019
Nest Realty held a Ginger Bread House Contest to benefit Valley Interfaith Child Care Center (VICCC) on Sunday and raised over $500 for VICCC, according to Blakemore.
Here is the list of winners:
1st: Stellar One – Candyland
2nd: Burnt Creative
3rd: “To Grandmother’s House We Go”
The Burgs’ Mike Shaw was at TubaChristmas and the Holiday Parade and shares these photos.
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