The West Penn Lions Club and Lioness Club held their annual Halloween Parade in Andreas on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.
Parade emcee Robert Neumoyer, a member of the West Penn Lions, and parade coordinator Rebecca Neumoyer, both stated the club’s appreciation to all the participants and supporters.
Additional appreciations were given to the Andreas Sporting Club, West Penn township supervisors, West Penn Fire Company, West Penn Fire Police, West Penn Police, Dean Arner Auctioneer, Quakake Fire Company (provided the lights), Penn Mahoning Ambulance, Mahoning Valley Fire Company, Mahoning Valley Ambulance, Tamaqua Rescue Squad (provided the PA System), Coaldale Fire Company and many others.
This year’s grand marshal was Sarah Troxell, owner of Galen Glen Winery of West Penn Township.
Judges were Marie Gursky, Lisa Sharpe, and Mary Jane Kistler. Judging results were:
1st Place: Lehighton Daisy Troop 38, “We Are Girl Scout Super Heroes … What is Your Super Power?”
2nd Place: Lehighton Junior Troop 3248, “Minions of Change – Making the World a Better Place.”
3rd Place: Lehighton Browie Troop 3862, “Baking Up a New Batch of Brownies.”
Honorable Mentions were Tamaqua Junior Scout Troop 31296, “Junior Mints”; and Ben Salem Youth Group, “Super Heroes for Christ.”
1. West Penn Cub Pack 756, “Knights and Their Castle.”
2. Boyers Collectibles, “Old Time Antique Collectible Tractors.”
3. Lehighton Cadette Senior Troop 3583, “Put Your Stock on Girl Scouts.”
Honorable Mentions were Kunkle Grandchildren, “Aren’t Grandkids Great?”; Nesquehoning Daisies, Brownies and Junior Scouts, “Cabbage Patch Kids”; 2015 Carbon County Fair Jr. Miss, “Miss Mercy Mello of Palmerton”; St. Peter’s Pre-School, “St. Peter’s Colorful Kids”; West Penn Girl Scouts (four troops), “Sweetest Girls In Town”; Clamtown Boy Scout Troop 755, “Haunted House”; Ghost Buster Car, “Ghostbusters”; and and West Penn Lions/Lioness Club, “Proudly Serving The Community Since 1948.”
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