EMPORIA, KAN. – The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to thank everyone who joined us and helped with this year’s 40th Annual Community Christmas Parade. We hope you all enjoyed the beautiful evening! Awards were given out for the best parade entries. The Parade Marshal Award went to ValuNet Fiber. The Parade Committee Award went to St. Catherine Church. The Chamber Award went to Emporia State Department of Nursing and the Mayor’s Award went to Raices Hispanas Folkloric Dancers. Thank you to Mike’s Sports Connection for donating the plaques that were given to the four award winning floats. Thanks again to everyone for making it such a terrific evening!