It was perfect weather for the 79th Annual Baby Parade which took place in Cape May Friday, August 4. Miss New Jersey, Katharyn Nicolle, this year’s Grand Marshall, led a throng of 200 baby parade participants that included 70 contestants, family members, special guests & entertainers.
Cape May Mayor Dr. Edward Mahaney, Jr., Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman, Queen Maysea Kamryn Brooke Spicer & her court highlighted the procession.
Other participants included the Cape May Police, Cape May Fire & Rescue, Fred Hall Band, Bobby Mansure’s Stars & Stripes Band, the Congress Street Brass Band, Camp Cape May, Shelley the Mermaid (Suzanne Muldowney), Cape May County String Band, Great Charles “The Clown” Senack, Doctors of Rhythm, Wayne Brown the Stiltwalker, Ed Coles Band & the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts. Sponsors included Congress Hall, Beach House Restaurant, Cape May D.A.R.E. & P.A.L., Cape May Kiwanis, Public Works & Cape May Fire Police.
The following is a list of Parade Winners:
A – Pretty Baby – 1st, Mary Kathryn Andersen; 2nd, Alysia Steward; 3rd, Danny Woerner; 4th, Everleigh Faith Van Blunk; 5th, Sean Cutillo; 6th,Brayan Lewis; 7th, Dorry Ann Wchko 8th, Lila Jones 9th, Bobby Elsey 10th, Angelo Panzini.
B – Decorated Baby Carriages – 1st, Antonio Tomas Ramos Reiner; 2nd, Josie Wyatt; 3rd, Olivia Griffin.
C – Children Walking in Fancy Dress – 1st, Emma Grace Norton; 2nd, Georgia Shutter; 3rd, Riley Dougherty; 4th, Brynn & Tim Braphy; 5th, Nicholas Hess; 6th . Gialana Rodriquez.
D – Children Walking in Comic Dress – 1st, Morgan Barry; 2nd, Kaitlyn Dougherty; 3rd, Antonio Panzini; 4th, Zach Shutter.
E – Decorated on Wheels – 1st, Emily, Caitlyn & Tommy Wallis; 2nd, Nora Gallagher; 3rd, Claudia Smith; 4th, Nathan Meier Giering & Anthony Boyd; 5th, Chyenne Locklear; 6th, Nathan Stocker.
Carlyle Dennis Memorial Award (Best Entry Overall) – Francesca McGovern
Cory Scott Wolf Memorial Award (Best Float Overall) – Saquella Families