Greencastle Halloween parade winners announced

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Complete with a K-9 unit Keith Russell Jr. delighted the Halloween Parade crowd in Greencastle Friday as a mini police escort. For more photos of the parade sponsored by the Greencastle Exchange Club, go to Photo Galleries.

Halloween paraded its way through Greencastle Friday evening with a wide variety of costumes exhibited in the event sponsored by the Greencastle Exchange Club.

“We had 36 judged entries this year, which was among the highest number of participants in recent years, thanks in part to the great weather,” said Nathan Nardi of the Exchange Club.

“There were a lot of great costumes this year, it was tough for our judges to pick the category winners.”

Awards were presented in the categories of individuals, groups and floats. One special award was presented to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the local club's service to the community.

David Sheeder was presented the Exchange Club Incentive Award. He dressed as a police officer which was judged the winner since the costume represented someone who supports one of the national Exchange service initiatives of service to community, family and country.

Category winners were as follows:

Individuals — 1. Keith Russell Jr.; 2. McKenna Rakaczewski; 3. Paxton Diana.

Groups — 1. Despicable Me Minions; 2. The Three Little Pigs; 3. Girl Scout Daisy Troop 80853.

Floats — 1. Quad State Air Compressors; 2. Cub Scout Pack 13 Den 5 Webelow Scouts; 3. Tom Hovetter.

Judges were: Garon Gembe (Graphics Universal), Chad Stover (Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School), Laura Bailie (Besore Memorial Library), Annette Sheeder (Greencastle Learning Center), Cindy Marconi (Susquehanna Bank), Pam Lute (White Hall B and B) and Don Klim (Comfort Inn).

Nardi added, “I would thank our supporters who donated equipment and time to the parade: Tom Shockey Collision, Susquehanna Bank, Jerome King Playground Association, Valley Quarry, Eric Gossard Exit Preferred Realty, Ted Mercado State Farm and Pam Lute of White Hall B and B.”