A perfect night for 89th annual Lewes Christmas Parade

People also gather in Zwaanendael Park for traditional sing-along and Christmas tree lighting
December 6, 2021

It was a perfect night Dec. 4 for the 89th annual Lewes Christmas Parade sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lewes. This year’s parade was in honor of all pandemic frontline workers. Parade organizers also honored the memory of Larry Fifer, a longtime participant and chamber member who passed away earlier this year.

The results are as follows:

Most original entry – Johnson Orthodontics

Classic car (older than 1967) – 1. 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 MK II owned by Mike and Pat Tyler; 2. 1967 Triumph TR4 owned by Robert English; 3. 1957 MGA Roadster owned by David and Nancy Haines

Decorated vehicle (1968 or newer) – 1. 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow owned by Steven Rose and Sandra McGee; 2. Truck pulling trailer with steamboat owned by Clem Legates; 3. RV owned by Jusst Sooup

Band – 1. Cape Henlopen High School

Fire company – 1. Milton Fire Department; 2. Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company; 3. Memorial Volunteer Fire Company

Commercial float – 1. Schell Brothers/Kids Cottage; 2. Cape May-Lewes Ferry; 3. Pedego Lewes Electric Bikes

Community float – 1. Lewes in Bloom; 2. Fort Miles Historical Association; 3. University of Delaware Hugh R. Sharp Marine Studies Campus

Youth organization float – 1. Cape Vikings Pop Warner; 2. Girl Scout Troop 499; 3. Cape Choir/Long & Foster

Marching group – 1. McAleer School of Irish Dance; 2. Beebe Healthcare; 3. Literacy Education Assistance Pups

Equestrian – 1. Pairadice Equestrian; 2. Kassidy Brown & Friends

Best sound (cash awards sponsored by John Ellsworth) 1. Meibaum Excavation, $40; 2. Cape Choir Singers/Long & Foster, $30; 3. Steamboat owned by Capt. Clem Legates, $20

Honorable mention awards – Anna's Daycare; Lewes Presbyterian Church youth group; Cape Henlopen High School Future Farmers of America; Beacon Middle School Honor Society/Jolly Trolley; Cub Scout Pack 1; Cape Henlopen High School JROTC drill team; Boy Scout Troop 1; Girl Scout Troop 1150; and Cape Henlopen High School LEO Club

Judges were Cape Henlopen School District Superintendent Robert Fulton, Beebe Healthcare President and CEO Dr. David Tam and Lewes Fire Department Deputy Chief Aidan Gause.



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