Downtown Smithfield Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 14, 2013
A wonderful old-fashioned parade that summed up the heart of Smithfield. 2013's theme was: "Hamtown Holiday Harmony"
2013's Grand Marshall was Smithfield High School Band Director Aaron Hill.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
It didn’t rain on our parade! The Genuine Smithfield Christmas Parade was “Hamtown Holiday Harmony”, we created wonderful memories. The new line up route was a great success.
Thank you to everyone who participated, The VFW Color guard, floats, bands, dance troupes, marching units, antique cars, and the sweet smiling walking dogs, your hard work was very apparent and you really shined. I want to thank the Public Works Staff with all of your support. Smithfield Police Department, Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department with SANTA, the IOW Rescue and John Edwards. The Dempsey Sisters for your beautiful songs. Our Judges, Ed Rhinier, Rhonda Johnston and Lynn James and emcee Jim Groves . The fantastic volunteers, Beta Club with Julie Eng, Elizabeth Moose, Jill Gwaltney, Connie and Gene lackey, Tommy Reynolds, Gary Gandee, Sonny, Drusean, Rickapedia and Tom Tokarz
And the Tourism Staff….you ROCK!!!!
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!
Terry Thompson Rhinier
Special Events Coordinator
Smithfield & Isle of Wight Tourism
2013 Parade Winners
Our congratulations to the parade winners and to all who participated!
1- Diamonds in the Rough
2- Mrs Clause
1- Smithfield High School
2- Smithfield Middle School
1- IOW Rescue
2- Windsor Fire Dept
3- Santa – Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department
1- 3 Wheelin Family
2- Team Deep and Wet
3- Kahdive Cars
Best in show - Quality Time Child Care
1- Academy of Dance
2- Southside Ballet
3- Footnotes Dance
1- Gimme Shelter
2- Singing Penguins – Carrollton Elementary
3- Westside Elementary
1- Pawstive Attitudes
2- Smtihfield Band
3- 1750 IOW Courthouse
1- Colonial VA Model A Ford Club
2- 1946 Willy’s Jeep
3- 52 Ford – Jim Warren
New Parade Route for 2013:
Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB Staff:
Judy Hare Winslow, Director of Tourism
Lois Chapman Tokarz, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Terry Rhinier, Event Coordinator
Deborah Marshall, Visitor Center Manager
Kathy Mountjoy, Group Tour Coordinator
Cheryl Ketcham, Farmer's Market Manager