The entire Lewes Christmas Parade route was party central as thousands turned out on a mild Dec. 3 night to watch the annual event’s 130 entries.
Riding in the lead cars as honorary grand marshals representing the Cape Henlopen School District were Superintendent Bob Fulton, board of education President Andy Lewis, Sussex Consortium Principal Vivian Bush, Shields Elementary School Principal Jennifer Nauman, Senior Class President Erik Stancofski, Student Government President Shea Sugrue and student Kathryn Wyshock. Cape principals, teachers of the year and students also rode in the Cape May-Lewes Ferry trolley.
Winners in the 2016 Lewes Christmas Parade were:
Most Original Entry: Schell Brothers, Echelon and Kids Cottage
Classic car: 1. 1947 Bentley Mark VI Mulliner Saloon, Peter Zoll owner; 2. 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, Jeff Broderick owner; 3. 1956 Ford, Fins Ale House.
Decorated vehicle: 1. 2014 RV, Jusst Sooup Ministry; 2. golf cart, Bob Miller owner; 3. 1968 Triumph 250, Rhon and Carolyn Jernigan owners.
Band: 1. Cape Henlopen High School.
Fire Company: 1. Memorial; 2. Georgetown; 3. Rehoboth Beach.
Commercial float: 1. Tunnell Co.; 2. Crooked Hammock Brewery; 3. Bella Terra Landscape.
Punkin Chunkin: 1. Punkinator; 2. Spikey youth air cannon; 3. Bad Habit-Witches Flight.
Community float: 1. Midway Assembly of God; 2. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Lewes; 3. Literacy Education Assistance Pups.
Youth organization float: 1. Girl Scout Troop 35; 2. Henlopen Order of DeMolay; 3. Cape Henlopen FFA.
Marching group: 1. Coastal Dance Academy; 2. Keenote Music Studio; 3. Greater Lewes Community Village.
Equestrian: 1. Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding.
Honorable mention awards: Best Buddies Delaware; Sno Yo; Cub Scout Pack 1; Girl Scout Troop 454; Andy Long Moving Services; Sea Scout Ship 198; Camp Arrowhead; Clem Legates; Beacon Middle School Jr. Honor Society; NRG Indian River Generating Station; Boy Scout Troop 1; Cape Viking Pop Warner football and cheerleaders; and Lewes in Bloom.