Mississippi State Hospital Christmas Parade Winners 2023

Tin Soldier Award – Pirates of the Caribbean, Hinds Behavioral Health Services (Region 9) 

The Friends of MSH Board served as judges for the MSH Christmas Parade. Pictured (left to right) – Bobby Stephens, Amy Walker, Gale Martin, Kim Edwards & Aubree Satterfield, Ray Wallace (President), Kim Rayburn, Dee Payne (Treasurer), Marilyn Garth, Danielle Kitchens (WAPT guest judge), Betty Harpe 

Jim Hill High School Band provided the live band energy that every parade needs. 

More than 20 floats and walking groups hit the streets at Mississippi State Hospital last week, kicking off the 2023 Christmas season for patients and residents. Combining a movie and decades idea, this year’s theme was "Top Movies from 1960 to 2010". There were no Christmas movies permitted, but each entry was encouraged to add a Christmas twist. 
We are so thankful for the Jim Hill High School Band for participating in this year’s parade. They are long-time volunteers and provided the live band energy that every parade needs. Friends of Mississippi State Hospital board members served as parade judges. The awards were presented as follows: 
Most Magical Award:  Batman 
Christmas Star Award:  Jurassic Park 
Holiday Spirit Award:  Up   
Tin Soldier Award:  Pirates of the Caribbean 
Christmas Joy Award:  Cleopatra   
Best Christmas Twist with Your Theme:  Jaws 
Best Support Services Entry:  Who Framed Roger Rabbit 
Merry Melodies Award:  Grease 
Honorable Mentions:  9 to 5 and Shrek 
The Christmas season continues throughout the month of December with Santa Day on December 19 and volunteer groups visiting with patients and residents at Mississippi State Hospital to celebrate and share the Christmas Spirit. Call the MSH Public Relations office at (601) 351-8018 for more information.