It was a lovely November morning in Chestertown. The temperature began a bit brisk, but warmed up as the morning advanced to 10am, the time for the Annual Chestertown Christmas Parade.
Community Groups, Floats, Classic Cars and Marching Bands, along with the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company ushered the Santa Claus, the wonderful Christmas Icon that all the children wanted to see. They were also treated to candy thrown to the crowd by many of the parade participants.
There were judging and cash awards given in three categories. Best Marching Band, Best Float, Best Classic Car, and Best Marching Units. Dignitaries for the town, Mayor Chris Cerino, Council Members Liz Gross and Linda Kuiper were the Judges. Tom Yeager was the day’s EC.
Santa with help from the Boy Scouts visited with all the children in his tiny house in the park. Santa will be in Chestertown again the next 3 Saturdays (December December 2, 9 & 14) From 11am-1pm
The award winners were:
Best Marching Band
1) Kent County Community Marching Band
2) Kent County High School Marching Band
1) Kent County 4-H
2) Dickens of a Weekend
Best Classic Car:
1) Jeff Magire – ’67 Mustang
2) Rick George – ’65 Ford
3) Mike Fisher – ’53 Chevy Pick-uo
Best Marching Unit:
1) Christian Academy Cheerleaders
2) Rough Riders
3) Garfield Center for the Arts – Miracle on 34th Street.
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