Thursday, April 25, 2019

Eagle Butte

Annual Eagle Butte Parade of Lights a big hit

Downtown Main Street was abuzz with children and people of all ages who anxiously awaited the start of the annual Parade of Lights in Eagle Butte on Saturday, November 24.

Twelve brightly lit floats were entered into the parade, each with their own theme and holiday message.

Inflatable characters and decorated trees leaned to and fro in the winds, and loud Christmas music played over the speakers as the parade made its way down Main Street.

Spectators were treated to candy from the floats and children in the crowd waved to Santa Claus, who rode on the Lakota Thrifty Mart float.

After the parade, volunteers helped served chili, hot chocolate, coffee, and handed out candy bags to children at Landmark Hall. Over 350 people stopped by the hall to enjoy the free meal and chance to meet Santa Claus.

Winners of the Parade of Lights are:

1st place: Eagle Butte Volunteer Fire Department

2nd place: Lakota Thrifty Mart

3rd place: HomeTown Furniture

4th place: CRST Telephone Authority

Best Decorated Automobile: LJ Pearman

First place winner of the Eagle Butte Parade of Lights was the Eagle Butte Volunteer Fire Department, clad in red, white and blue, showing a patriotic and jolly Santa. Photo by Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle

Santa’s sleigh rested on the back of this colorful pick-up on the cruise down Main Street in Eagle Butte. This float belonged to 6hundred5 Below Ice Cream. Photo by Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle

Santa cruises in style with his State Bank of Eagle Butte helper. Photo by Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle

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