Another successful year! | Over 70 Jeeps took part in second annual “Jingle Jeepin’ Parade”

PORT ALLEN — The second installment of the Jingle Jeepin’ Parade avoided the rain and was another success.

This year’s event morphed into an all-day affair with craft vendors, food trucks, pictures with Santa, prizes for best decorated Jeeps and rounding out the evening will be Wayne Toups.

In last year’s inagural parade, there were over 50 jeeps participating and on Saturday, 72 jeeps rolled through the streets over Port Allen with jeeps decorated with lights, garland and more.

Port Allen Councilman Garry Hubble was inspired by a Jeep parade he saw while in North Carolina for the holidays and that was the inspiration to start the Jingle Jeepin’ Parade in 2022.

“When I witnessed it, I thought to myself that this is something we need to do back home,” said Hubble. “It’s involving people from all over for a night of family-oriented wholesome fun and very colorful, bright event. I want to thank all the people with Jeeps who take part in this because we have no parade without them.”

This year’s parade was in honor of Sidney Brown. Parade organizers presented Brown’s family with a token of love.

“Sidney lived on the parade route on Jefferson and whatever we did, he was always there for us. He would have done anything. Last year, when we launched the Jeep parade, he called and asked, ‘What can I do to help?’ He was there that night directing the Jeeps but then sadly, he passed earlier this year. He was a man of God and touched numerous people’s lives,” said Hubble.

Best decorated Jeep contest winners

First Place- Shea Corona

Jingle Jeepin Parade 1st place

Second place – Bryan Frye

Jingle Jeepin Parade 2nd place

Third Place- Amy Veillion

Jingle Jeepin Parade 3rd place

Officials say the planning for next year’s event is already underway. Anyone who wants to submit your Jeep parade pictures, submit here.

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