The A Very Merry Madison Christmas Parade committee awarded first through third place to floats in two categories—for-profit and nonprofit.

Arvin Sango received first, WORX/Anderson Sales & Service present Madison Regatta Queens received second and All Kids Can Therapy received third in the for-profit category. For nonprofits, the Salvation Army of Madison received first, Deputy Elementary School was second and Madison Jr. High placed third.

Arvin Sango was the major sponsor for this year’s parade, which was last Sunday. Other sponsors, who helped cover the helium costs for the balloons, included German American Bank, Duke Energy, River Terrace, Gardner Insurance, Alcorn Sage Schwartz and McGrath, Koehler Tire and Welding and M&M Warehouse and Logistics. (Staff photos by Tali Hunt)