Lighter Side of Christmas Parade Awards and Tributes

Dear Editor:

The 2022 Lighter Side of Christmas Parade Committee would like to thank everyone involved with the parade and associated activities this year!

Committee members: Gail Wingerd, David Mals, Linda Laverty, Michael Fergoda and chair Tracie Bennitt

  • Beneficiary Focus on the Forest and Grand Marshals Shawn Nielsen and Eve Woody • Departments from City of Woodland Park: Parks and Rec • Parks, Buildings and Grounds • Streets Public Works • Police Department • City Administration • Teller County Sheriff • Teller County Posse • TCSAR• NETCO • UPRHSD • Ute Pass Honor Guard• Judges Gayle Gross, Pam Gaeng, Julie Cutting and Glen Roberts • Announcers Tracie Bennitt, Hector Herrera (Rocky & Roll Music), Dave Paul and Debbie Miller • Vera Egbert and Ian • Santa and Mrs. Claus • Waste Management • Craig Harms and the Woodland Park Wind Symphony • Vicki and Jerry Good, Williams Log Cabin Furniture • Mayor Hilary LaBarre • Ray Thomas Sr. • Dan Lackovic • Matt Lackovic • Cindy Valade • Frank and Karri Glass • Nick Morales • Mike at Divide Timber for the Bum Fire firewood • Pikes Peak Rotary with cookies and cocoa following the parade • Ken & Nancy Hartsfield • LSOC Sponsors and Parade Volunteers.

Most amazing night!! We couldn’t do this without you!!

Your contributions to this event makes it the highlight of the holiday season each year.

Winners for the entries this year were:

2022 Parade Entry Winners

Grand Marshal Award:  Girl Scout Service Unit 405

Best Use of Theme:  Cub Scouts Pack 9200

Best Use of Lights:  Black Mountain Pump and Drilling

Most Unique:  11 Mile and Spinney Reservoir

Spirit Award:  Charis Bible College

Judges Choice:  Miss Priss Clothing Boutique

Tad Litwin Service Award:  Mueller State Park


Crazy Hat Contest: El’aeon Summeral


For additional information, visit

LSOC Committee

Tracie Bennitt, Lighter Side of Christmas Committee Chairperson