Parade winners announced

Marianne Gillespie

With much anticipation, the 2011 annual Santa Claus parade winners were announced this morning.

First place went to the Chillicothe Optimist Club/Town Theatre's entry of Happy Feet 2 with penguins walking along the float. Following in second place was The Hair Company and third place, Riverside Chevrolet. The Chillicothe Public Library secured an honorable mention.

"Thanks to everyone who helped and participated in this year’s wonderful parade," said Patty Pierson, Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce facilitator.

See photos in this week's paper and online later.