Prize-win­ning en­tries in Hal­loween pa­rade

Kent County News - - NEWS -

CHESTERTOWN — While there’s no de­fin­i­tive proof, a good bet is that Mother Na­ture mas­quer­aded as a witch this year. She sure fouled up the Hal­loween pa­rade here, bring­ing enough cold rain to de­lay the an­nual down­town pro­ces­sion of beau­ties and beasts and sto­ry­book char­ac­ters.

Due to in­clement weather, the pa­rade was resched­uled from Satur­day morn­ing to Sun­day af­ter­noon. There were not as many en­tries as usual, but the qual­ity of the cos­tumes re­mained high.

The pa­rade stepped off at 3 p.m. from the Dixon Valve and Cou­pling Co. park­ing lot in the 800-block of High Street and ended in the 200-block of High Street, where a panel of judges rep­re­sent­ing var­i­ous ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tions, Wash­ing­ton Col­lege and the Town of Chestertown sat on a raised plat­form.

The Chestertown Lions Club is the long­time spon­sor of the pa­rade, which for the last cou­ple of years has co­in­cided with the Sul­tana Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion’s hugely pop­u­lar Down­rig­ging Week­end.

David Dun­ham, the cur­rent pres­i­dent of the Lions Club, was one of the judges.

Bob Knapp re­turned as the pa­rade chair­man.

Bill Blake was back again as the em­cee.

Travis Hay­man led the Kent County Com­mu­nity March­ing Band, whose mem­bers “dressed” for the oc­ca­sion in a va­ri­ety of cos­tumes.

Cash prizes in amounts from $25 to $10 were awarded to the place-fin­ish­ers in var­i­ous age groups, floats and groups.

Prize-win­ners are listed here.

Pre-school

Hay­den Kerr as a knight, first; Ri­ley Kerr as Elsa, sec­ond; Bray­den Ca­puto as Don­ald Duck, third; Aubrey Milledge as a kit­ten, fourth; and Lucy Tilghman as a brown bat, fifth.

El­e­men­tary school

Au­gust Swan­son as Luigi (Mario Bros.), first; Kato Swan­son and Sukie Tilghman as Harry Pot­ter and Tom Rid­dle’s Di­ary, sec­ond; Reid Clarke as mac and cheese, third; and Harper Gill as Frida Kahlo, fourth.

Mid­dle school

Lau­rel Clarke as a camp­fire girl, first.

High school and adults

Jen­nifer Ed­wards as a pea- cock, first; and Wayne “Doc” Ben­jamin as a di­nosaur, sec­ond.

Floats

Rad­cliffe Creek School, first; and Henry High­land Gar­net El­e­men­tary School PTA, sec­ond.

Groups

Gabriella Mitzel, Bray­den Brown and Bran­son Brown as “The Wreck­ing Crew,” first; and East­ern Shore Tang Soo Do as DC Comics and Vil­lians, sec­ond.

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