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Temecula announces winners of the 25th annual Santa’s Electric Light Parade


Last updated 12/14/2017 at Noon

Joanna Pearl performs with Marcus Miles on her first-place winning float during Temecula’s 25th annual Santa’s Electric Light Parade. Gary Johnson photo

TEMECULA – The Temecula Community Services Department is announced the winners of the 25th annual Santa’s Electric Light Parade.

“Congratulations to all the winning entries,” Mayor Maryann Edwards said. “This year was certainly the largest community gathering we have ever seen at Santa’s Electric Light Parade in Old Town Temecula. It warms my heart to see Temecula’s Community Pride every day.”

The many unique and creative parade entries made it difficult to select winners in each specific category, she said.

The overall parade winner was the Rancho California Water District.

For autos, the first place winner was Inland Jeep Freeks, and the second place winner was Herrkooled Inland Empire.

For autos in the commercial category, the first place winner was CentrexIT and the second place winner was Chick-fil-A Temecula.

In the animals category, first place went to the Temecula Valley Dachshund Club, and second place went to the American Grooming Academy.

For equestrian, Riverside/Temecula Mounted Sheriff’s Posse took first place.

St. Jeanne de Lestonnac Catholic School took first place in the religious category, and Rancho Christian High School took second.

For the humorous commercial group, Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball placed first and Scuba Center Temecula placed second.

The first place high school band was the Temecula Valley High School Golden Valley Regiment, and The Spirit of Great Oak took second.

For middle school bands, Thompson Middle School Band and Color Guard won first place, and Dorothy McElhinney Middle School Band won second.

Joanna Pearl won first place with the best float and the Temecula Valley Hospital won second place.

For the best float in the commercial category, Rancho California Water District won first place, and Dependable Truck Lines won second place.

The best marchers were the Temecula Glitz Cheer and the Boy Scouts of America, CA Inland Empire Council, Tahquitz District won second place.

linkThe Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios won for the best marchers in the commercial designation.

The specialty prize went to Ballet Folklorico Temecula, and the Temecula Valley Prospectors took second.

The parade video will be posted at for residents to watch over again. The complete photo stream, presented by Shawna Sarnowski Photography, is now viewable at

For more information, visit or call (951) 694-6480.


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