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
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.
King Frost waves to the crown during the 2017King Frost Parade on Oct. 28.
In the Non- Profit category, first place went to Danny’s Chickens Flew the Coup.
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In the Youth category, first place went to Galiyano Family Pirate Ship.