MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – The Central Brevard Area of Brevard County Parks & Recreation, organizer of the Merritt Island holiday parade, has announced the winners in civic, school, commercial and marching band categories.
In the parade, held December 3, judges’ choice as best overall was Gardendale Elementary Magnet School GEMS Showstoppers.
The winning marching bands were Merritt Island High School (first place) and Jefferson Middle School Band (second place).
In the youth civic category, first place went to Girl Scouts of Citrus Council, second place was Cub Scout Pack #343, and third place was Cub Scout Pack #701.
In the adult civic category, first place winner was the Elks Lodge #2650, second place was Space Coast Seafarers Ministry, and third place was Merritt Island Masonic Lodge #353.
In the school category, first place went to the Merritt Island High School & Cocoa High School Robotics Teams, second place went to MILA Elementary, and third place to Merritt Island High School State Champion Volleyball Team.
In the adult/youth category, the first place winner was Unity Church of Merritt Island, second place was Merritt Island Church “MiChurch”, and third place was Grace Lutheran Preschool.
In the commercial category, the first place winner was Dr. Fair's Office, the second place winner was KSC Federal Credit Union, and the third place winner was Barking Gecko Grill.