Emmaus Halloween 5K and Parade Bigger and Better Than Ever

Record-breaking parade participation fills the Borough of Emmaus on a perfect fall night.

Members of the Emmaus Halloween Parade Committee couldn't have asked for a better night for the 2012 Emmaus Halloween Parade.

Thousands of residents and out-of-towners lined Emmaus streets as colorful floats, dancers, school bands, fire departments and local service organizations waved to the crowds.

Prior to the parade, the annual Emmaus Halloween 5K was another success as costumed runners entertained the crowds as they raced to the finish at Triangle Park.

According to parade officials, this was Emmaus's largest parade yet.

"We had five divisions with a minimum of 14 slots in each, seven bands, 13 marching groups, 20 marching groups with a float, 26 small and large floats, and three fire companies and ambulance corps. Then we had 14 security cars provided by Delaware Lehigh Amateur Radio Club," said committee chairwoman Kathy Mintzer.

Mintzer provided a breakdown of the final winners:

2012 Emmaus Halloween Parade Prize Winners 

Marching Group
1st - Sharon Plessl School of Dance - "Twisted Circus"
2nd - Boy Scout Venture Crew #1 - "Greek Gods"
3rd - South Parkland Youth Assoc. Cheerleaders - "Mardi Gras"

Marching Group with a Float
1st - St. Ann's Cub Pack 80 - "Monster Derby"
2nd - Cub Pack 25 - "Camping"
3rd - East Penn Emmaus Midget Football Assoc. (EPEMFA)

Small Floats
1st - East Coast USA Pageants "Nicole Lichtenwalner"
2nd - Girls Scout Daisy 6866, Brownie 656, Junior 6007 - "Once Upon a
3rd - Kristi's Cosmo Queens - "Cowgoul Corral"

Large Floats
1st - Seagreaves/Joyce Families - "Batman"
2nd - Critter Corral - "Sleepy Hollow"
3rd - AKA Wingnut - Rockin' & Rolling Halloween

Best of Show - Faidley and Friends - "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

Mayor's Cup Award - Critter Corral - "Sleepy Hollow"

  • Sponsored by the Emmaus Arts Commission
  • Trophy Compliments of Crown Trophy Emmaus
Jason Heminitz October 22, 2012 at 04:01 PM
My family and I loved the parade. The part my son and I look forward to most are the old farm tractors. We like it all though. It was a great turnout so a big thanks to those who planned, helped, and of course participated!
Beth October 22, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Thank you to everyone who dedicates their time and talent to this parade. Every year, we have family and friends come to this parade, never to be let down. Great job!!
Nancy Rutman October 22, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Faidley and Friends definitely deserved an award. They were outstanding!


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