On Saturday, I had the chance to head a little out of the Augusta area. I was asked to be a judge for the Louisville Christmas Parade! Now, I’d never judged a Christmas parade before, so I had no idea what to expect. We made it to Louisville a little after 4 p.m. Many parade participants were already at the courthouse getting ready. This year, the City of Louisville created an all-day thing! They started with the Lighting Up The ‘Ville festival at Helen Clark Park. I didn’t have a chance to check that out, but it looks like they had a great turnout! The parade was set to start at 6 p.m.
Around 5:30 p.m., me and the Mayor of Louisville, Jenny Smith, hopped on a golf cart and were on our way to check out the floats and decorated golf carts with our scoresheets! It was so neat to see all of the creativity that went into putting the floats together. This was their biggest parade yet, with over 60 participants!
Once we made our rounds and counted up the scores, we got to go hand out the awards. We were joined by Brian Prince. He serves the citizens of House District 127 (Richmond and Jefferson Counties). He’s also the secretary on the Defense and Veteran’s Affairs Committee. He helped present the awards.
After I was done judging, David, Alexis, and I stayed to watch the parade. It’s been forever since I’ve seen a Christmas Parade. And having it at night was so cool because all of the floats were decked out in lights!