Members of the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce announce the winners of the 2018 Grove Gingerbread Christmas Festival & Lighted Christmas Parade.
Jingle Bell 5K Fun Run
Awards given for best times and best costumes. The 5K Fun Run is sponsored by Delaware County TSET.
Top Times – Females Under 20
Gold – Allison Case, Grove
Silver – Kaitlyn Bratcher, Grove
Bronze – Abbygail Carlton, Grove
Top Times – Males Under 20
Gold – Chandler Bratcher, Grove
Top Times – Females between 20 – 29
Gold – Haley Bacon, Grove
Top Times – Males between 20 – 29
Gold – Rocky Jeffries, Grove
Silver – Dakota Tapp, Reeds Spring, MO
Top Times – Females between 30 - 39
Gold – Tarren Evans, Grove
Silver – Emily Case, Grove
Bronze – Katty Pedraza, Grove
Top Times – Males between 40 – 49
Gold – Keith Tapp, Grove
Silver – Jason Evans, Grove
Top Times – Females Over 50
Gold – Debbie Creekmore, Grove
Top Times – Males Over 50
Gold – Jerry Creekmore, Grove
Best Costume – Female: Abbygail Carlton, Grove
Best Costume – Male: Jason Evans, Grove
Ugly Sweater Contest.
The contest winner won $20 in Grove Chamber Bucks, good at participating merchants.
Winner: Aubrey Evans, Grove
One Grand Christmas
This year, a winner, Junita Cornelson, Grove, was selected for the One Grand Christmas promotion – where one Grove shopper won $1,000. Sponsors for One Grand Christmas are BOLT Fiber Optic Services, Grand Country Pest Control, and Grand Savings Bank.
Grove’s Lighted Christmas Parade
This year’s parade theme was “Christmas at the Lake” and awards were given for Best Theme and Best Use of Lights.
Jana Jae - a member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and a regular on the popular “Hee Haw” television show - served as grand marshal for the parade.
This year's judges included Grove City Manager Bill Keefer, INTEGRIS Grove Hospital President Robert Rupp, and Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Kim Shearer.
Mid America Outdoors ATV & UTV Park, Jay
Best Use of Lights
Delaware County Drug Court Alumni