By Beth David, Editor
The North Fairhaven Improvement Association managed to hold its annual Halloween Horribles parade on Sunday, 10/29, finishing up just as the rain started to come down. Due to the impending storm, organizers decided to start the parade at 3:45 instead of 5 p.m. The parade stepped off about 4 p.m.
Despite the change, hundreds showed up and filled Main Street, marching from Benoit Square to St. Mary’s Church parking lot for prizes and treats.
Some folks complained on Facebook that they did not get the message, but organizers said they thought it was better than cancelling the parade completely.
The storm turned out to be a doozy, dropping lots of rain and knocking out power throughout the region.
Sunday’s winners were…
Toddler to 4 year old
Most Horrible: 1st place, Evaluna Santago; Corbin Maciel; Brooks Seed
Most Original: Odin O’Callihan; 2nd place, Spencer D’Medeiros; 3rd place Brooklyn Ptaszenski
Most Beautiful: 1st place, Cora Stevens as Elsa; 2nd place, Trinity Stevens as a Flamingo; 3rd place, Olivia Katz as a butterfly
5-7 year old
Most Horrible: 1st place, Jace Lapointe; 2nd place, Taeda Terei; 3rd place, Madison Johnston;
Most Original: Elmire Arsenault; 2nd place, Bryel Almeida; 3rd place, Kaile Nichol
Most Beautiful: Brook Benoit, Princess; 2nd place, Willow Oldrick, Witch; 3rd place, Layla Bettencourt, Jellyfish
8-12 year old
Most Original: 1st place, Sarah Langlois; 2nd place, Emma Langlois; 3rd place, Jackson Syvaria;
Most beautiful: 1st place, Kallyn Lapoint, Queen of Hearts; 2nd place, Emily Methoc, wind-up doll; 3rd place Anya Walker, Firegirl.
Most Horrible: 1st place, Justin Davila; Evan Kwiecien; Ben Xavier
Most Original: Debbie Camacho; most horrible, Bruce Wayne as Batman; most beautiful, Lynn Lapalme as a bumble bee.
Extra prize (because there were no 13 to 16 year-olds)
Most Beautiful, Kelly Arsenault, Pirate; 2nd place Courtney Souza, Panda; 3rd place, Tayla Souza, Tiger.
Most Original: Peter Arsenault, pirate; 2nd place, Sophia D; 3rd place, Alexy Perkins;
Most Horrible: Mark Rodericks; 2nd place, Aiden Botelho; 3rd place, Logan Burton
The parade, which has been held in North Fairhaven every year since 1950, is held the last Sunday of October in the evening. Visit www.FairhavenTours.com for details
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