December 8, 2000
OBU's physical plant staff delighted viewers of the 2000 Shawnee Christmas Parade, and took home a grand prize trophy Thursday evening, Dec. 7. The staff created a float for the parade, with the theme "A Bison Christmas." The float won top honors for "Best Use of Lights" in the annual parade, the largest nighttime Christmas parade in Oklahoma.
Physical plant staff and family members rode on the trailer float as it made its way through the Main Street parade route. Staff member Greg Beverage, wearing the OBU Bison mascot costume, stood in the house chimney, waving to the crowds along the street.