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LAS CRUCES PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Christian center, six other floats touted as best in light parade

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The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department awarded seven prizes for the best floats in this year’s Electric Light Parade, which was held Saturday night, July 3.

The winner of best overall float was Potter’s House Christian Center.

In the commercial-float category, first place went to Hernandez Plumbing and Cooling, second place to Zia Natural Gas Company and third to Little Playmates.

In the noncommercial category, Marine Corps League El Perro Diablo Detachment  478 took first place, the Republican Party of Doña Ana County took second and the Friends of the Community Crane was third.

There were 42 entries and more than 200 vehicles in this year’s parade, the city said. The parade theme was “Stars and Stripes Forever!”