Camp Kinser kicks off festivities
CAMP KINSER, Okinawa — Hundreds of people lined Day Drive for Camp Kinser’s annual Christmas parade and tree-lighting ceremony Friday.
Children darted about the sidewalks to catch candy thrown from Humvees decked out in festive lights, an up-armored 7-ton truck masquerading as a reindeer and other military vehicles dressed in holiday cheer.
After the parade, which started near Kinser Elementary School, a crowd of about 400 gathered at Roberts Field. There, Kinser Elementary students sang Christmas songs, judges announced the top four floats, and the Christmas tree lights were turned on for the holiday season.
The winners in the parade’s float competition were: Kinser Elementary School, first place; Headquarters and Service Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, second place; Headquarters Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 37, third place; and General Support Maintenance, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, fourth place.