Listed below are the winners for the 2012 Nazareth Halloween parade, which was sponsored by Vigilance Hose Co. No. 1 and the Nazareth Area Kiwanis Club.
Cash prizes can be picked up at Vigilance Hose today (Thursday, Oct. 25) between 7 and 9 p.m.
This year's parade featured over 1,500 participants, including five bands, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, local politicians and businesses.
Employees from Jennings Transportation, which is headquartered in Bushkill Township, marched through the crowd of spectators and helped raise more than $4,000 for the Nazareth Area Food Bank.
BEST APPERARING INDIVIDUAL:
First: "Alpine Girls," JoAnne Vanatta and Rhonda the dog, of Nazareth
Second: "Devil Dog," Sandra Geiger, of Nazareth
Third: "Hawk Eye Advenger," Derek Sliker, of Phillipsburg, New Jersey
"Hot Dogs," Christy Mayder, of Nazareth
BEST APPEARING SMALL GROUP:
First: Subway, of Nazareth
Second: Butzee's Deli and more, of Nazareth
Third: Dana Vlasics 2013 5k Run to Support "Hope for Heart Defects," of Nazareth
Fourth: "Political Action Party," Friess Family, of Nazareth
BEST APPEARING LARGE GROUP:
First: NAZY YMCA Blue Fins Swim Team, of Nazareth (also scored first during the 2011 parade)
Second: Jeannie Cardinals School of Dance, of Nazareth
Third: Einfalts, of Stockertown
First: "Lost Mayon Temple from Indiana Jones," Cub Pack 88 CUB PACK 88, of Nazareth
Second: "Indiana Jones," Cub Pack 44, of Nazareth
Third: "Presidents," Cub Pack 78, of Nazareth
First: Nazareth Area Girl Scouts
BEST APPEARING FLOATS:
First: "Monster Dance Party," Valley Elite All Stars, of Easton
Second: Jennings Transportation, of Nazareth
Third: "The Story of Moses," Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, of Belfast
First: Easton's Lil' Rovers
Second: Upper Nazareth Clippers
SPECIAL JUDGES AWARD:
"Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Machine," McIntyre Family, of Nazareth