Best Overall in the Stroller category, “Peanuts & Gang,” work their way through the crowd for the award presentation.
Photo by Sarah Chittenden
More than 8000 residents participated in the 18th annual Del Ray Halloween Parade on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 25. This year set a record for stroller and best pet costume entries.
Mount Vernon Community School fifth grader Carlos Juarez was selected as the Grand Marshal. Winners of the Best Decorated House Awards were: Best Overall - 307 Clifford Street; Scariest -26 Forrest Street; Friendliest - 123 West Monroe Avenue; and Most crafty & creative - 214 Mount Ida.
The Best Decorated Business Award went to The Dog Store at 2301 Mt. Vernon Ave. In the Best Pet Costume category, Superheroes/Avengers received the Vola Lawson Best in Show Award. The Creative winner was a tie between Best Dog Gone Sheriff in Del Ray and the Cowardly Lion. The Team winner was Dingle & Jingle. Stroller winners included: Peanuts & Gang - Best Overall; Star Wars Space Ships - Best Group; Pasture with Little Sheep - Less is More; Lobster Roll – Humorous; and Star Wars Cantina Scene – Creative. Mars Rodeo performed on stage at the Mount Vernon Community School field following the parade.