Lighter Side of Christmas Parade

Lighter Side of Christmas to Honor City Clerk

The committee and the City of Woodland Park would like to thank everyone involved in making the 25th anniversary Lighter Side of Christmas Celebration a success. The fireworks made “That’s All Folks” a truly memorable parade. Special thanks to Beneficiary Woodland Park Community Cupboard and Janie Child, Grand Marshal Cindy Morse, Judges Mike and Marilyn Dougall, Lenore Hotchkiss and Gayle Gross, Announcers Mike Perini, Dave Paul and Debbie Miller, Crazy Hat sponsor Williams Furniture and Vicki and Jerry Goode, Northeast Teller County Fire Department, Teller County Sheriff Posse and local Boy Scouts for manning the Bum Fires during the parade, Teller County Search and Rescue, WPPD, WP City and Public Works Dept., Pikes Peak Rotary and Dave Paul for sound systems, GD Printing, Kelly’s Office Supply, Kanet, Pol and Bridges and CDesign for printing and graphics, MNM Webworks, John and Kynta Bennitt and friends, Parade Photographer Rod Dion, Debbie Pinello, Craig Harms and the Woodland Park Wind Symphony, Summit Singers, Downtown DDA and Carol Lindholm, Our special business sponsors listed on this site and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.


The 2013 Lighter Side of Christmas Parade Committee is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards.

Parade Trophies
Grand Marshal Award – CSCS
Best Use of Theme – Peoples Bank
Best Use of Lights – Ute Pass Iron Goats
Most Unique – Teller Business Builders
Spirit Award – Vectra Bank/Farmers Kristyn Cline Agency/Anderson Pack n’ Ship/Anderson Construction

Crazy Hat Contest
(1st photo, L to R, Carl Martin, Elizabeth Summeril, Linda Olsen)
1st Place - Elizabeth Summeril
2nd Place - Linda Olsen
3rd Place - Carl Martin


Yule Log Hunt
Winners – Ken and Nancy Hartsfield (2nd photo, L to R, LSOC Committee members Jan Cummer, Doreen Ward, Gail Wingerd, Ken and Nancy Hartsfield, Committee Chair Tracie Bennitt)

Next year we’re going to celebrate 100 years of Tarzan! Keep tuned to this web site for details over the coming months.
Thanks so much to everyone.
Tracie Bennitt
LSOC Committee Chair

return to top