Community , Education

Osage Nation Christmas parade floats win top three spots

 

Photo caption: Anthony Shackelford, director of the Osage Nation Prevention Program, poses with certificates for five Nation entities that participated in the 2018 Pawhuska Christmas Parade and won in the top three float contest places in the non-profit category. The Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce hosted the parade and awarded the top place awards on Dec. 10. BENNY POLACCA/ Osage News

 

Five Osage Nation entities won prize money in the 2018 Pawhuska Christmas Parade contest for their floats in the non-profit category.

The Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce, which hosted the Dec. 1 parade, awarded first place to the Nation’s language immersion school (Daposka Ankodapi), which included a custom-made trophy and a $300 prize. Second place went to the Wah-Zha-Zhi Early Learning Academy (WELA) with a $200 prize.

For this year’s parade float third place finish, there was a three-way tie for three separate parade float entries, said Reba Bueno, the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce’s office manager. Those three entities are the ON Head Start, Prevention Program and the Wah-Zha-Zhi Youth Council, who would split the $100 prize for third place.    

Bueno handed out certificates and award trophies to the float contest winners on Dec. 10. Anthony Shackelford, director of the ON Prevention Program, accepted the certificates that day. For more information on ON government departments and services, visit the Nation’s website at www.osagenation-nsn.gov