Oskaloosa Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade & Event Awards

The winners are as follows from a slate of 61 entries in the parade held Thurs. Nov. 30. Awards were presented at 9:30 PM following the parade and concert in the Penn Central Mall. Thanks to EVERYONE who participated and EVERYONE who attended these events.


“Judges Choice” – Clow Valve


Children’s Choice – 1st Assembly of God Church


1st Place Most Outstanding-

Most Outstanding Large Business – MUSCO

Most Outstanding Medium Business – Mahaska Drug

Most Outstanding Small Business – OACDG Diplomats

Most Outstanding Church – First Christian Reformed Church

Most Outstanding Non-Profit – Knights of Columbus

Most Outstanding Use of Animals – Diamonds & Dust Equestrian Drill Team

Most Outstanding Out of Town – Shrine Unit KAABA Hillbillies

 Most Outstanding Individual/Family – Kelly Bender 

Most Outstanding Music – Oskaloosa High School Drum Line


2nd Place–  Outstanding –

Outstanding Large Business –  Mahaska Health Partnership 

Outstanding Medium Business – Eagle One 

Outstanding Small Business – Community 1st Credit Union 

Outstanding Church – Fellowship Bible Church

Outstanding Non-Profit – Oskaloosa Scouts, #71 & 77

Outstanding Use of Animals – The Alley KADTS

Outstanding Out of Town –   SERVPRO

Outstanding Individual/Family – Santa 

Outstanding Music – William Penn Marching Band

1st Place Window Display – Debbie’s Merle Norman

“Home Decorating Contest” Winners

Judge’s Choice – Oskaloosa Downtown Square  

Best First-time Entry – William Young, 401 South 1st St.

Most Original – Steve & Kendra Heaton, 1105 Arbor Trace

Best Use of Color – Alvern & Jane Boetsma, 1201 Arbor Trace         

Best Use of Animation: Kurt & Susan Kallash, 708 South M Street

Best Use of Lights: Mike & Molly Sterner, 1115 C Ave. East

Festival of Trees held at Penn Central Mall.  Proceeds from all auctioned trees and wreaths will go to sustain “Painting with Lights”.  (Amount to be figured yet at this time.)

          Best Use of Decorations:  Organization – Key Club

                                                Business – Fareway


Most Creative:               Organization – FACE of Mahaska County

                                                Business – Book Vault                    


Best Use of Theme:        Organization – FACE of Mahaska County

                                                Business – FocusPoint Chiropractic


People’s Choice: MCG  (Mahaska Communication Group)                                       


3rd Place Overall   $100  FACE of Mahaska County

2nd Place Overall   $200  H & S Feed and Country Store

1st Place Overall   $300  Mahaska Communication Group (MCG)


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