The Annual Christmas Parade of Lights and Chili Contest made its return and was held on November 29th in Dodge City. Sponsored by the Dodge City Globe, City of Dodge City, Main Street, Boothill Museum, Southwind Broadcasting, Dodge City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and Victory Electric. The events attracted hundreds of visitors to Boot Hill and the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Several local organizations entered the chili contest with 16 entries being judged. The lucky winners in the Judges Choice category were Ford County Sherriff, Master Deputy Thomas first place; Cargill second; and United Wireless Arena, third.
Those who impressed the crowd won the People’s Choice category. Winners were Arrowhead West Inc. first place; Ford County Fire & EMS second; and Cargill third. All winners received an engraved chili ladle sponsored by Victory Electric. The parade attracted 17 entries, ranging from classical cars, Dodge City school bands, to floats decked out in light. Thanks to all who attended, and we hope to see you next year!