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.

Best Theme

Mid America Outdoors ATV & UTV Park, Jay

Best Use of Lights

Delaware County Drug Court Alumni