Jack Conway, Realtor took home the prize for Best Specialty Float in the 58th annual Quincy Christmas Parade, which drew thousands of spectators to the City of Presidents. In Falmouth, the Conway office won Best Parade Float for its Under the Sea theme.
Conway Co. has won top honors for its entries in the Quincy parade for 10 consecutive years. “It’s something we love to get involved in because it brings us closer to the community,” said CEO Carol Bulman. “Driving our Conway Country float in local parades is a tradition that my father, Jack Conway, established back in the 1950s. Our agents have always been active members of the cities and towns they serve, and that will never change.”
In keeping with the parade’s 2010 theme of “Christmas Around the World,” Conway-Quincy Manager Helen Shiner and her staff decorated their float with giant world globes and dressed in the native costumes of different countries. “Happy Holidays” signs were posted in many languages on the front of the Conway “Christmas house.” Parade participants included Shiner and her agents, Charlene Girvids, Stephanie Lewis, Rich Fitzgerald and Elaine Cashman, along with their children.
In Falmouth, the Conway Country entry won “Best Business Float” and “Best in Parade,” the top award presented in the Cape Cod competition. “Winning Best in Parade entitles the Jack Conway Co. to carry Santa Claus on its float next year,” said Jay Zavala, president of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce. “That’s our highest honor.”
The theme of the 2010 event was “A Seafaring Holiday” and Conway agents were dressed as giant lobsters and starfish dancing around a sea shanty to the tune of the Beach Boys’ Christmas album. “We were thrilled to find out we won the top prize in the parade,” said Conway-Falmouth Manager Michael Blanton. “It was a family affair getting the float ready on a pretty cold day, but it was well worth it.”
Jack Conway himself was a fixture in Falmouth Christmas parades for many years. “I love the Falmouth parade, and my wife Patti and I still go down to watch it whenever we can,” said Conway. “We weren’t able to make it this year, but I’m so happy that Michael took the baton and ran with it.”