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The Roanoke Rapids Public Library announced the prize winners from Sunday's Christmas parade.

Church float

First place — Calvary Baptist Church

Honorable mention — Greater Joy North Church

Christmas float

First place — Hannah's Closet

Honorable mention — Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools, Optimist Club, Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce

Car and tractor clubs

First place — Stray Cats

Honorable mention — Roanoke River Antique Tractor and Engine

Fire and rescue

First place — Gaston Fire-Rescue EMS

Honorable mention - Roanoke Valley Rescue Squad


Head Librarian Leigh Ann Brodsky said as hosts, Roanoke Rapids bands are not judged.

Honorable mention awards were given to Northwest Collegiate and Technical Academy and KIPP Pride HIgh

“Appreciation is given to host bands Roanoke Rapids High School and Chaloner Middle School for their participation in promoting the holiday spirit,” she said. 

All winners will be contacted this week to pick up their trophies and prizes.