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Cape May Halloween Parade Winners Announced

Historic and Victorian Cape May’s 28th Annual Halloween Parade played host to a wide variety of costumed characters and was led by Grand Marshall Mayor Dr. Edward Mahaney, Jr., Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman, and Councilmembers Terri Swain and Deanna Fiocca. Over one hundred costumed judging entries and a total of over 300 individuals marched along Cape May’s tree-lined streets in perfect fall weather. Thirty-five trophies were awarded to the lucky winners at the Emlen Physick Estate following the parade by Mayer Mahaney, Queen Maysea Kamryn Spicer, Miss Cape May County Jennifer Taylor, Miss Outstanding Teen Amy Philips and Miss Cape May County Little Princess Katy Wetzel and parade coordinators Terry Brown and Jean Whalen.

Entertaining the hundreds of spectators along the route and at the reviewing stand at the Pilot House were the, Lower Cape May Regional Marching Band, the Hobo Band, the Cape May County String Band, the Doctors of Rhythm, Miss Cape May County Jennifer Taylor, Queen Maysea Kamryn Spicer, the Quaker City String Band, Cape May County Gymnastics Academy, McGruff, the Cape May County Sheriffs Department, Ed Coles Band, Wildwood High School Band and Bev Carr and her Res Q  Dogs, the Fralinger String Band and Greater Kensington String Band.
Also enhancing the procession were Cape May Police D.A.R.E. vehicle, the MAC trolley with Victorian characters, the Cape May Fire Department , the Rio Grande Fire Company and West Cape May Fire Department.
This year’s parade sponsors were the Cape May Kiwanis Club, Cape May Civic Affairs Department, the Pilot House Restaurant, Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, M.S. Brown Jewelers, Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May, the Cape May Police, Fire Department, Public Works Department, Fire Police and the Washington Street Business Management Assoc. and db Electronics, Jersey Cape Dance and Gymnastics School and the Joanne Reagan School of Dance.

The lucky winners are as follows:

Family – The Lisa Matusiak Family
Funniest – Violet Dales of Villas, NJ
Most Scary –Bill Hower, Cape May Court House, NJ

Best Homemade Costume – Suzanne Muldowney, Delran, NJ
Silliest – Fran Mack, Egg Harbor, NJ
Best Witch – Simcox Family
Best T.V. or Movie Character – Charity McBride, Cape May, NJ
Most Original – Bryant Mcgloin

Costume Categories
Age 3 & Under
1st – Mack Laag, Cape May
2nd – Kinsley Wilson, North Cape May
3rd – Kendyl Godfrey, Cape May

Age 4-6
1st – Gage Grossman, Cape May
2nd – Arianna Smith, Cape May
3rd – Kyle Satt, Cape May

Age 7-9
1st – Dominick Costanzo, Erma
2nd – Brianna Austin
3rd –  Lindsay Holden, Cape May

Age 10-12
1st –  Julia McPherson-Grossman, West Cape May
2nd – Mackenzie Ulmer
3rd – Zachary Moore

Age 13-17
1st  –  Barry Spaulding
2nd – Amy Mathis
3rd – Quinn Bithell, Cape May

Age 18 & Older
1st –  Embers – The Res Q Dog
2nd – Linda Ewing, Cape May
3rd – Sharon Musson, Cape May

Groups/Float
1st – Dolbow Family
2nd – Matthews and McNeill Family, Villas
3rd – Jackie Heitman Family

Themed Groups
1st – Flickinger Family
2nd – Alexandra Brand, Jeffrey Mortensen and Connor Weatherb
3rd –  Charlie & Isabella Omrod