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Christmas parade awards announced

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Photographs by Mara Kuhn

The Sentinel-Record/Mara Kuhn Magic Springs Theme & Water Park's float was this year's first-place winner during the annual Oaklawn Rotary Christmas Parade Tuesday night.

Award winners from the annual Oaklawn Rotary Christmas Parade Tuesday night were announced on Wednesday at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa.

Maxwell Blade, master illusionist of the Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic, served as grand marshal of this year's parade, which was themed "The Magic of Christmas."

The awards were as follows:

• First place -- Magic Springs Theme & Water Park, "Home for Christmas."

• Second place -- National Park College, "NPC Elves: Magic and Mischief."

• Most Creative -- Hot Springs Showmen's Association, "The Magic of Christmas in the Smile of a Child."

• Best Use of Theme -- David Hafer, "A Magical Red, White and Blue Christmas."

• Best Choreography -- Texarkana Drill Team, "Magical Horses."

• Best Special Effects -- Ed Jones Salvage, Central Auto Sales, Diva Hair Salon, "Magical Winter Wonderland."

• Best Creative, Non-Float -- CJ Horner Co.

Local on 12/07/2017

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