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Rochester Fair float takes top honors at Christmas Parade

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The Rochester Fair's float won Best of Parade. (Courtesy photos)

ROCHESTER - The Rochester Fair signaled its heralded return to the city a bit early on Sunday, winning Best of Parade for its float depicting its iconic history.

The float, entered as part of the parade's Organizational Division, took top honors in a parade that saw thousands of enthusiastic Yuletide revelers line the streets of Rochester from Spaulding High to the Common.

"It was my favorite," said Sara Higgins Cantrell of the Rochester Fair float on the fair's Facebook page late Sunday.

Santa Claus waves to the crowd during Sunday's Christmas Parade in Rochester.

Meanwhile, first place in the Organizational Division went to Gonic School PTA, followed by First United Methodist Church and Lucas' Helping Hands.

The Youth Division was won by Gonic School PTA, followed by William Allen School PTA and Girl Scout Troop 10366.

In the Commercial Division, first place went to Tri-City Subaru, while Broadview Animal Hospital took second and First City Cars & Trucks came in third.

The theme of this year's parade was "A Hometown Christmas" and entries were invited to decorate their floats with the theme.

Rochester boasts one of the most spectacular parades in the state with approximately 70 entries.

The parade was presented by The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and underwritten by Service Credit Union.

For a complete list of sponsors and donors check The Rochester Voice Top Story Page.

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