Ringing in the Holidays!
This year's theme for Thomasville's Christmas Parade was "Ringing in the Holidays". We at SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt, and Grady Counties decided to decorate our float according to the theme, taking a patriotic approach. We decorated our float with a 10-foot-tall Liberty Bell, American flags, red and blue streamers, a Christmas tree with red, white, and blue lights as well as with miniature American flags strewn about, an adornment of lights, and of course our giant Santa Claus hat, which was placed on top of the green SERVPRO truck. We also had employees and their children dress up with jingle bells and American flag capes. Other employees dressed as famous American figures, such as Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty. It was a joy for all involved to see the kids' faces light up when noticing our decor and costumes, though some of them were uncertain about the actual names of the characters and addressed them as George Washington or The Big Apple. Nonetheless, the countless hours of decorating and preparation paid off, because we ended up placing second overall - out of 103 floats! It was the first time in our franchise's history that we actually placed in the Christmas parade. Needless to say, we were very proud to end up getting first runner up and are looking forward to hopefully taking home the first place title next year!