The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced First Community Bank as the winner of the Best Float award from the 75th White River Water Carnival parade.  

The parade was scheduled to take place at Riverside Park in Batesville on Sept. 8, however, rain led to a cancellation.

“Rain clouds began moving in over the park right before parade participants began lining up. The forecast showed a rainstorm was set to hit shortly before the parade was scheduled to begin so we decided to cancel the event for the best interest of everyone involved. However, we did not want the work of those that created floats to go unnoticed, so we made arrangements for judging to still take place” said BACC Tourism Director Kyle Christopher.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Lacy, 34, spent most of her life in the hills of Lawrence County. Today, she lives in Cave City, the home of “World’s Sweetest Watermelons,” in what’s known as the Prince Matlock house. Its former owner helped create what’s known as the Cave Courts where the city’s cave lies above the Crystal River. He fashioned his home out of the same rocks and materials that are found among the cave’s property, and she feels blessed to now be its caretaker for many more years to come.