Jaycees host 54th an­nual King Frost Pa­rade

Over­all Float win­ner was Dance Pointe Stu­dio for Haunted Man­sion; run­ner- up was Yel­low Rose En­ter­prises for Around the Fire

The Hamburg Area Item - - News - By Lisa Mitchell lmitchell@ 21st- cen­tu­ry­media. com @ ham­bur­gitem on Twit­ter

Peo­ple lined the streets in Hamburg early for the 54th an­nual King Frost Pa­rade hosted by the Hamburg Jaycees in Hamburg on Oct. 28.

Neigh­bors greeted neigh­bors. Im­pa­tient chil­dren begged par­ents for glow­ing, lighted toys from street ven­dors hawk­ing their wares. The an­tic­i­pa­tion was build­ing and pa­tience was hard to achieve as the gath­er­ing crowd ea­gerly waited for the 7 p. m. church bells to ring, an­nounc­ing the start of the 2017 King Frost Pa­rade.

King Frost led the pa­rade, wav­ing to the crowd lined up along the street. Ev­ery en­try marched past the judges’ ta­ble at 4th and Pine streets. The top three were awarded in each cat­e­gory.

Over­all Float win­ner was Dance Pointe Stu­dio for their Haunted Man­sion and run­ner- up was Yel­low Rose En­ter­prises for their Around the Fire float.

In the Youth cat­e­gory, first place went to Galiyano Fam­ily Pi­rate Ship, sec­ond to Key­stone State Quar­ter Mid­get Club Dirt Rac­ing, and third place to the Or­wigs­burg Club Pack 624 for their 40 Years of Star Wars float.

In the Busi­ness cat­e­gory, Key­stone Land­scape Sup­ply won first for their Win­ter Prod­ucts in Amer­ica float, Adams & Bright Drug Store won sec­ond for their Mini Cooper Bat, and Christ­mas Rock with Cul­ture Shock won third.

In the Non- Profit cat­e­gory, first place went to Danny’s Chick­ens Flew the Coup, sec­ond went to Lenhartsville Fish & Game’s Get Lost Out­doors and third went to VFW Post 216’ s Young Amer­i­cans.

Car Club win­ners were

Ra­jah Mo­tor Corp. in first, Ra­jah Shrine Tem­ple Di­rec­tor Staff in sec­ond and Ra­jah Tin Lizies in third.

Com­mu­nity cat­e­gory first place went to the Al­len­town Hobo Band, sec­ond to Ra­jah String Band and third to Ra­jah Chanters.

First place in March­ing and Drill went to Christ­mas Rock with Cul­ture Shock and Read­ing Wizards Bas­ket­ball for their Wizards and Amulets.

Ba­ton and Twirling first place was awarded to Emelia Adam and Jenna Mar­torana.

Walk­ing first place went to Cougle’s Re­cy­cling for their Trash Busters float, sec­ond went to Danny’s Chick­ens Flew the Coup and third to Fresh Life Out­reach.

Mas­quer­aders first place went to Yel­low Rose En­ter­prises for their Around the Bon­fire float, sec­ond to Coun­try­side Fuel and third to Key­stone Land­scap­ing Sup­ply for their Win­ter Prod­ucts float.

Hamburg Area High School Band won first place and Brandy­wine Heights won 2nd place in the un­der 75 band cat­e­gory. Park­land High School band won first in the over 75 cat­e­gory.

Pa­rade co- chairs Colleen Wit­man and Erica Keller de­scribe the pa­rade as an an­nual Hamburg tra­di­tion to wel­come the com­ing of win­ter.

“Ev­ery­body looks for­ward to it ev­ery year, and I feel like it’s some­thing that brings peo­ple back to their home­town. It makes them re­mem­ber where they came from,” said Keller.

“I think the pa­rade went well this year. Streets seemed to be fairly full,” said Wit­man.

LISA MITCHELL — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

King Frost waves to the crown dur­ing the 2017King Frost Pa­rade on Oct. 28.

LISA MITCHELL — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

In the Non- Profit cat­e­gory, first place went to Danny’s Chick­ens Flew the Coup.

LISA MITCHELL — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

2017King Frost Pa­rade Com­mit­tee.

LISA MITCHELL — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

In the Youth cat­e­gory, first place went to Galiyano Fam­ily Pi­rate Ship.

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