The Christmas Spirit is starting to spread despite the devastation and destruction caused by Hurricane Ike in September.

Amid piles of rubble, children lined the streets to catch candy and watch the parade Saturday morning in downtown Bridge City.

Orange Jaycees held their parade of lights Friday evening along Green Avenue.

People took time off from their clean-up efforts to share a little taste of the Christmas Spirit.

Ike will not be the Grinch who stole Christmas this year.

The trophies for the winners of the 60th Annual Orange Jaycees Christmas Parade will be presented at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16 at the Orange Public Library. Winners are:

Grand Marshal trophy:  The Leo Club
 Marching Division:
  1st place — LCM Honey Bears Drill Team
  2nd place — Orangefield High School Band
 Commercial Division:
  1st place — Bayou Bikes
  2nd place — Rose Thayer Academy of Dance
 General Division:
  1st place — Girl Scout Troop 3451
  2nd place — WOS Fillies Drill Team
 Religious Division —
  1st place — Cowboy Church
  2nd Place — Victory Life Church
 Judges’ Choice —
  1st place — Faith Harbor Church
  2nd place — Old First Orange Baptist Church
  3rd place — Orange Camp Fire Goes Green

 The winners of the Bridge City Christmas Parade are:
 1st Place–Little Cypress-Mauriceville Leo Club
 2nd place–Rose Thayer Academy of Dance
 3rd place–Common Ground Church