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Frostfest 2019 Winners Announced

The Downtown Hays Development Corporation (DHDC) would like to thank everyone who participated and attended the Annual Frostfest Illuminated Parade. It was a frigid evening, but as always, what a sight!

The parade, presented by Eagle Communications and the Hays Convention and Visitor'sVisitor's Bureau, took place Saturday, December 14 on The Bricks in Downtown Hays. This year's parade theme was "A Kansas Christmas," submitted by Melissa Chaney last year. Chaney served as the 2019 parade Grand Marshal accompanied her family.

Six judges, from the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce, judged the parade entries on the use of theme, lighting, and creativity. The winners in each category will receive $75 in Downtown Dollars and Chamber Cheques. The winners are as follows:


1st place – Kansas Western Horseman's Association, 2nd place – Plainville Saddle Club, 3rd place – Ellis County Rodeo


1st place – Elements of Massage, 2nd place – Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, 3rd place – Dillons


1st place – Bethesda Place, 2nd place – Donna Fleischacker, 3rd place - NCK Technical College

The judge's overall favorite from the evening and winner of $150 in Downtown Dollars and Chamber Cheques was the Hays Public Library.

2019 was also the 10th year for the Nex-Tech Wireless People's Choice award, which was voted on by parade-goers via text message. The winner of this award receives $150 in Downtown Dollars and Chamber Cheques.

Nex-Tech Wireless People's Choice:

1st place – NCK Tech College, 2nd place – Ellis County EMS, 3rd place - Bethesda Place

The theme for the 2020 parade, "Do You Hear What I Hear," was revealed at the end of the parade. The Kansas Western Horseman's Association submitted it during the annual Frostfest Theme Contest. We look forward to welcoming this organization as next year's Grand Marshal.

DHDC wants to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!





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