The Coushatta Christmas Parade was the big topic of conversation at the Red River Parish School Board meeting Monday night. Floats from public schools won the top three trophies. They were presented at the meeting.
“It was a wonderful Christmas Parade and our schools went above and beyond to create their entries,” said Superintendent Alison Hughes. She added, “Board employees, faculty, staff and students answered the call to create floats that reflected the ‘Christmas Around the World’ theme.”
Trophies were presented by Karen Squires, President of the local Chamber of Commerce. First Place went to Red River High School. Their float had a large globe and they followed Santa around the planet.
Second place was awarded to Red River Elementary’s Pre-K and Kindergarten classes. Their entry had a Hawaiian theme, complete with teachers dressed as hula dancers in the middle of a Hawaiian Christmas.
Hughes remarked, “The first and second grades at the elementary school created a very cool float. It celebrated how different countries celebrate Christmas.” Squires presented them with the third-place trophy.
Board members and those in attendance were treated to a very creative slide presentation with pictures of all the floats entered by the schools.