There was a lot of things going on in Monticello Tuesday, including the annual Christmas parade and candlelight tour of the Drew County Historical Museum.

Parade-goers lined Main Street to experience the sights and sounds of Christmas. Brightly lit themed-floats depicting Christmas carols traveled down Main Street from First Baptist Church, around the town square, past the Drew County Courthouse where election workers were preparing for a runoff election. The parade disbanded at the museum, where the Drew County Historical Society provided guided tours and served hot cider and cookies.

Parade entry winners were:
Business: Union Bank, Prime Lending, and Jelly Bean Junction
Religious: Second Baptist, First Freewill Baptist and WOG Youth Ministries
Non Profit: Presbyterian Children’s Home, Advantages/Discovery Skills Center and Drew Central High School Cheerleaders.