The Humble City Council met Jan. 9 to hear a presentation and thanks from the local FFA chapters, present the holiday lighting and Christmas parade winners, and approve the 2020 Employee Insurance Stop Loss Coverage Plan.
Local Realtor Gwen Willis presented the lighting contest winners as well as the parade float plaques based on several categories. “This year we had an even larger number of both business and residential entries into our local competitions,” stated Willis.
In the Business category for the Lighting Contest, first place prize was given to Keeling Jewelers, second place went to Abundant Health and Wellness, and third place was awarded to Deerbrook Baptist Church.
In the Residential category, first place prize was given to Susan McDaniel at 617 3rd St., second place went to Debbie and Donnie Pierce at 302 N. Ave F, and third place was awarded to Matt and Jamie Walker at 9706 Upwood.
Willis took a moment prior to announcing the parade float winners to thank residents and groups, such as the city departments, Parks Department and all service men and women.
“We could not have carried out the parade without the Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni group, Lloyd’s Bar for the toys they contributed, the music and choirs of our local high schools, and many others,” added Willis.
This year there were five categories for the Parade of Lights. Humble First Methodist Church came away as the winner of the Community Organization category. In the Motor Vehicles category, Kingwood Park Administration took home the prize. The fourth category went to Humble ISD Maintenance and Operations for having the best School Float. Finally, WeeKare Pediatrics was awarded for being the best Walking Group.
At the end of the Christmas presentation, Mayor Merle Aaron thanked former U.S. House Member Ted Poe for serving as the Grand Marshall of the 2019 parade.
“Even though he was unable to attend tonight, we truly thank him for his time of service to our city,” Aaron proclaimed.
The beautification committee is already meeting to plan next year’s parade and events. The theme of the Humble 2020 Parade of Lights will be “A Rock ‘n Roll Christmas.”
Additionally, several plats of land were approved for development and the 2020 Employee Insurance Stop Loss Coverage Plan payer was approved with the new carrier.
Councilmember David Pierce provided community announcements. In both January and February, there will not be a Music on Main event. However, they will resume in March; see the Facebook site for details at facebook.com/livemusiconmain.