Thursday Dec 08 2011 comments Eyes on Lincoln By: Michael Kirby / News Messenger -A +A Corinne O?Callaghan decorates a cookie near the Guiding Fitness, United Country Real Estate and Lincoln Gun Club open houses on G Street after the Parade. Representing the CC Mule Company was Jodee Collins with one of Santa's elves on a mule. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War color guard led the parade with the Lincoln Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts following. The tree in Beermann?s Plaza was decorated with large ornaments and lights. St. Joseph's Catholic Church candidate for Guadalupe Queen is Maria Santana, 9. Maria represented Sociedad Guadalupana and rode with other queen candidates, Michelle Magana and Lili Rodriguez, in a convertible. In the Little School House Pre-School float, from left, 4-year-olds Vance Crawford, Mac Drennon and Hudson Hance rode in a big wagon towed by a giant train engine. The float was the Polar Express. Four-year old Autumn Weiss shared her Christmas wish list with Santa Claus at the Brick House Coffee Company. Gayle and Terry Bohlmann enjoyed a sample of delicious tomato basil soup and chili at Awful Annie?s Restaurant after the parade. Sophia Edwards waves to Santa Claus as he rode by on a Lincoln Fire truck. Cowboys Cody Wall 7, left, and Austin Wales 9, rode in the Fruitvale School float and roasted marshmallows. From left Jacob Gomez, Ericka Gomez, Emma Salinas, and Aidan Salinas enjoyed the parade Saturday night. Lincoln Florist and Gifts took top honors in the downtown merchant Christmas window display contest. Pictured is (L-R) Lincoln Florist owner Jennifer Ibarra, floral designer Cami Aldea and her daughter Leilani Henry. Winners were announced just before the tree lighting Saturday night. The Christmas tree in Beermann?s Plaza was lit Saturday night after the parade. Grant Whitney 9, watched with his family who will become residents of Lincoln next month.