The competition judges included three past parade chairs and esteemed Winston-Salem Jaycee senators (life-time members).  Judges were seated on an elevated platform on the corner of Trade and Fourth Streets.  Parade entries may pause for up to 60 seconds in front of the judges’ platform for a performance or display.  Competition winners will receive a trophy to display at their business for the year following the parade.

Meet the Judges:

Steve Eller – 2002 Winston-Salem Jaycees President and Junior Chamber International Senator
Steve Eller was President of the Winston Salem Jaycees in 2002, followed by his role as VP for the NC Jaycees in 2005. Mr. Eller was also a JCI Senator 65073 and continues to be a great presence in our chapter, organizing events like the Astronauts/60’s Party. He has worked in marketing and recently owned his own business before taking a job as a corporate writer for Inmar in Winston-Salem.




Elliot Fus – Winston-Salem Jaycees Foundation Trustee Member
Elliot Fus is a litigation attorney with Blanco Tackabery.  He moved to Winston-Salem in 1994 to attend law school at Wake Forest and became a Jaycee in 1997.  He is a longtime Holiday Parade volunteer, was co-chair of the 2009 Parade, and oversaw the 2010 Parade as Community Relations Director for the Jaycees.  His Jaycee career also includes serving as volunteer Legal Counsel to the Winston-Salem and N.C. Jaycees.  He is currently a board member for the Winston-Salem Jaycees Foundation, which assists the Jaycees in charitable fundraising.  Elliot is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Winston-Salem.  He and his wife Yvonne have two sons, Alex and Robbie.


Jim Young: 1998 Winston-Salem Jaycees President and Junior Chamber International Senator


2012 Judges information