Saturday, December 11, 2021
Thank you to our amazing parade entries for your participation in the 2021 Hometown Christmas Parade. While everyone did a fantastic job there were some standouts that won our parade prizes. Congratulations to these winners:
Best Overall: #72 Belles of Liberty
Most Entertaining: #66 Ucelo Martial Arts Glendale
Best Community Spirit: #54 Cub Scout Pack 513
Thank you to Vice Mayor Ian Hugh for your donation of the Marching Band Prize money.
1st Place: Thunderbird Marching Band
2nd Place: Pride of Sunrise Marching Band
3rd Place: Panther Pride Marching Band & Centennial High School Marching Band
2021 GRAND MARSHAL
Police Officer Chuck Buffington
Community Action Team
Officer Chuck Buffington has been married to his wife, Jamie, for three years. They have a joint family of five adult children and four grandchildren. Officer Buffington has 25 years of service, including four years in patrol, five years in the Neighborhood Response Squad, and 13 years in the Special Investigations Unit (Narcotics), where he was a Narcotics Detector Dog Handler. For the last three and a half years, Buffington has been a member of the Foothills Community Action Team. He has been awarded the 2003 Glendale Officer of the Year, 2011 Arizona Narcotics Detection K9 Team of the Year, and 2019 Specialty Officer of the Year.