WINTERS - The holidays were in the air as hundreds turned out for the Olde Time Christmas celebration in Winters on Saturday, Dec. 16.

WINTERS - The holidays were in the air as hundreds turned out for the Olde Time Christmas celebration in Winters on Saturday, Dec. 16.

Events began with the Winters ISD Christmas Celebration which featured holiday booths, with activities such as face painting, ornament decorating, games and stories.

There were Christmas carols performed by the fifth grade choir followed by the third grade play and with the grand finale of Santa Claus himself showing up for pictured with the children.

The day culminated with the sparkling "Olde Time Christmas Parade," which featured lighted floats escorting Sno Flake, Sno Princess and the Sno Queen. The event is sponsored by the Winters Chamber of Commerce. The winners receive gift cards to be spent at Winters businesses.

The winners were MaKayla Speir, Sno Queen; Ashlyn Richards, Sno Princess and Madyson Pearl Curry, Sno Flake. They were crowned after the parade Saturday.

MaKayla Speir, 15, is currently a sophomore at Winters High School. She is active in band, One Act Play, and UIL. Her future goal is to become a play therapist for children in need. MaKayla is a strong volunteer in Winters. One of her teachers said “she has travelled rough waters and come out on the other side with grace and a calm demeanor” and anothers say she is “a friend to all and promotes harmony among her peers.” MaKayla was sponsored by Winters Area Chamber of Commerce member CSG Insurance.

Ashlyn Richards, 12, is a seventh grader at Winters Junior High School. She is in the Top 10 Academics and is active in basketball, track, UIL, her church youth group, VBS, and cheer leading. Ashlyn was described as demonstrating qualities of “honesty, respect, truthfulness, and loyalty” as well as having a “positive attitude and a pleasant demeanor.” Ashlyn was sponsored by Winters Area Chamber of Commerce member Wingate Gin.

Madyson Pearl Curry, 9, is a fourth grader at Winters Elementary School. She loves reading and math and enjoys volunteering at the library. The Winters Public Library director commended Madyson’s kindness and respect of the senior workers and says she “always has a smile” and is “cheerful and bubbly.” Madyson was also described as “helpful, motivated to read and to learn and pleasant to be around." Madyson is sponsored by Winters Area Chamber of Commerce member Bee’s Quilting.

Evelyn King was the first runner up for Sno Queen. Shelby Santos was the first runner up for Sno Princess and Janie Lara was first runner up for Sno Flake; Cora Leigh Hatter was second runner up and Morgan Mostand was third runner up.