Despite a two day delay from rain, thousands gathered on Broad Street in Rome Thursday night for the annual Christmas Parade.  This year’s parade theme was ‘A Colonial Christmas’ and featured retired Rome City Manager John Bennett as the Grand Marshal.

 Parade winners are:

Best in Parade: Allstar Tree Service

Adult Division

1st #78 Rome Passion Play
2nd #64 Harbin Clinic
3rd #77 W. C. Timber
4th #18 Pridemore & Cox Orthodontics
5th #10 Ayers Realty
6th #85 Young Mom’s Club

Children’s Division

1st #50 Unity Baptist Church Youth
2nd #25 Little Creek Baptist Youth
3rd #51 Dykes Creek Baptist Church
4th #72 Antioch Baptist Church
5th #32 East Rome Baptist Church Youth
6th #79 Abral’s Classy & Sassy
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