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Rehoboth’s Hometown Christmas Parade brightens city

December 7, 2018

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229 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth  Delaware  19971
United States

Rehoboth Avenue was lined with parade watchers Dec. 4 for the 2018 Rehoboth Beach Hometown Christmas Parade, which was presented by the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company. More than 200 fire departments, civic organizations and businesses participated in the parade. Immediately following the parade, in the Rehoboth Beach Convention Hall, hot chocolate and cookies were served while children visited Santa and trophies were awarded.

2018 Parade winners
  • School band – first place, Cape Henlopen High School Band
  • Color guard – first place, Cape Henlopen High School JROTC; second place, Sussex County EMS Color Guard
  • Group auto – first place, Southern Delaware Jeep; second place, Lowered Habits Car Club; third place, Dewey Beach Scooter Nation
  • Antique auto – first place, Lisa Mathena Group
  • Church group – first place, Faith United Methodist Church
  • General float – first place, Lewes Rehoboth Moose Lodge; second place, Rehoboth Sunrise Rotary; third place, Rehoboth Beach Water Department
  • Commercial float – first place, Schell Brothers; second place, Coastal Concrete; third place, Coldwell Banker
  • Group youth – first place, Sussex Dance Academy; second place, Latin American Student Organization of Cape Henlopen High School; third place, Hollymount 4H
  • Group adult – first place, Village Improvement Association; second place, Veterans Story Project; third place, Cape Henlopen Senior Center
  • Commercial – first place, Bad Hair Day; second place, Every1Fitness; third place, Integrity Pest Control
  • Emergency services – first place, U.S. Coast Guard; second place, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control – Lewes; third place, Sussex County EMS
  • Equestrian – first place, Maryland Rough Riders; second place, Winswept Stables
  • Pageant – first place, Georgia Murray; second place, Anne Calles; third place, Jenna Hitchens, Emerson Wright, Sophie Phillips
  • Judge’s Choice – Schell Brothers
Fire categories
  • Antique motorized – first place, Indian River Volunteer Fire Company
  • Fire utility/specialty – first place, U.S. Coast Guard; second place, Indian River Volunteer Fire Company; third place, Georgetown Fire Company
  • Brush unit – first place, Georgetown Fire Company; second place, Indian River Volunteer Fire Company
  • Engine – first place, Carlisle Fire Company; second place, Georgetown Fire Company; third place, Harrington Fire Company
  • Aerial – first place, Harrington Fire Company; second place, Lewes Fire Department
  • Rescue – first place, Indian River Volunteer Fire Company
  • Tanker – first place, Milton Fire Department
  • Ambulance – first place, Blades Volunteer Fire Company
  • Best appearing fire – Harrington Fire Company