The traveling trophy for the best entry in the Electric Light Parade was awarded to the National Park Service during the Moab Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon held at the Szechaun Restaurant on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The winners of the trophy will select a theme for next year’s light parade, as well as decorate the traveling trophy.
The National Park Service created a brightly lit float that featured Delicate Arch, cliffs and petroglyphs that was featured in the annual Electric Light Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Moab Chamber of Commerce has been hosting the annual parade since 1998.
Sabrina Henry of the National Park Service said that the staff enjoys working on the float each year.
“We love the idea of the traveling trophy,” she said. “That gives us more motivation to come up with a new float idea that fits a theme.”
The 2013 theme for the parade was “Christmas Vacation.”
Rory Paxman from Canyonlands by Night decorated this year’s traveling trophy, which features a diesel truck and Clark Griswold.