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Guests at reception enjoy the boats and sparkling lights at the Holiday River Parade

by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: May 17, 2013 at 12:51 pm •  Published: December 15, 2010

Karen Black, Harper and Leslie Husbands were at the Holiday River Parade. (Photos by David Faytinger).

A reception was held in the new Devon Boathouse during the Devon Energy Holiday River Parade on the Oklahoma River.

Sponsors and guests enjoyed the parade inside the boathouse and outside on the viewing deck as everyone had a exceptional look at the fireworks and the lighted- up holiday boats. Hot chocolate, coffee, beer, wine and appetizers were served to the guests, and they also  got the best view of the boat with Santa and the reindeer.

For the parade there were awards presented including the Mayor’s Award: David’s Sports Center; Grand Marshal’s Award: Terry Townsend and family; Parade Chairman’s Award: David Ecker and family.  Other awards in the corporate category: Devon Energy’s River Cruiser Pioneer, first; River Parade Presenting Sponsors River Cruiser Explorer, second, and Homsey Law Firm River Cruiser Discovery, third. Individual/small business category: Dewayne Harman, first; Tom Wood, second, and David and Jody Patton, third.  Non-profit category: Downtown Rotary Club, first; Quail Creek Neighborhood Association, second, and Boat House District, third.

Mike and Nancy O’Neal, Montine and Jay Jones enjoy watching the Holiday River Parade.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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