Winners from the 2016 Spring Blossom Parade

From firefighters, police officers and veterans to caped characters of all ages, Brown County celebrated superheroes during the Spring Blossom Festival in downtown Nashville on Saturday.

The grand marshal of the Brown County Lions Club’s Spring Blossom Parade was World War II veteran Bob Gipson, the oldest living prisoner of war from Brown County.

The Spring Blossom Festival, sponsored by the Brown County Democrat, carried a “Batman” theme to mark the 50th anniversary of the original movie starring Adam West.

A 1966 Batmobile appeared in the parade — featuring the caped crusader himself — and inspired many other costumed characters in the lineup and lining the streets.


Parade winners, as judged by Brown County Lions, were:

Adult Floats

Special Merit: Frank Hobbs

First: American Heroes

Second: Shepherd of the Hills Church

Third: Rising Hope Baptist Church

Honorable Mention: Friends of Brown County State Park


Special Merit: Brown County Humane Society

First: Horse Camp Christian Outreach

Second: The Riderless Horse

Third: Scarlet Mask Vigilance Society

Honorable Mention: 4-H Muddy Paws

Youth Floats

First: Brown County Boy Scouts Pack 190

Second: Brown County Boy Scouts Pack 193

Third: Brown County Girl Scouts

Youth Walking

First: Beta Diamonds

Performing Group

First: Brown County High School Marching Band

Second: The Pentecostals of Nashville

Antique Autos

First: Ice House Gang, Dave


First: Murat Corvette Club

Second: Jerry and Mary Sue Wilkinson

Third: Four Wheels to Freedom Club