WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2012
"From Sea to Shining Sea,
We Celebrate Freedom"
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Following a Welcome by Ila Christenbury of the Greater Kingsville Civic Association, Opening Ceremonies was held 11 a.m. at the judges viewing stand with Bruce McCubbin, Master of Ceremonies, presiding. Team APG Color Guard led the parade along with "The Helmet" and two humvees of support personnel along with APG soldier of the Year, Sgt. Matthew Gansel and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Sgt. Olayiwola Kugblinu. Command Sergeant Major Brian Sann, Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Maryland National Guard was the honored guest and led the Pledge of Allegiance. The National Anthem was performed by Christina Massimei and John Carroll H.S.Band with Mark Bouldon, Director.
The Maryland Air National Guard who has honored our community for many years with a "Fly By" has been deployed to Afghanistan. A moment of silence was held during opening ceremonies in recognition of their service and wish for their safe return. At 11:30 a.m. the parade procession was paused for the honor of an Aircraft Fly By from the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard.
Grand Marshal - Eleanor Huson Theme Winner - Talia Maria
Category #1 - Marching Units 1st - The Titans Drum Corps 2nd - Company A 37th Regiment North Carolina Vol. Troops - John C. Houck
Category #2 - Bands/Musical - BUD HUSON AMERICAN PRIDE AWARD 1st - C. Milton Wright Marching Band - Mary Lynn Twentey, Director
Category #3 - Antique Vehicles 1st - John Smith - 1957 Thunderbird 2nd - LeRoy Edmunds - 1958 Ward Lafrance Fire engine 3rd - Mike Alban - 1923 Model T Fruit Truck
Category #5 - Equestrian - Group 1st - Walt Rice - Shining Eye Percherons 2nd - Stacey McKenzie - Horse Drawn Wagon w/children 3rd - Verna White - America in Miniature
Category #6 - Family, Group or Individual Entry 1st - St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School - Linda Huber 2nd - Friends of Jerusalem Mill - Joan Scovill 3rd - Zumba with Andrea - Andrea Imbragulio
Category #7 - Young Set 1st - Upper Falls Dance Academy - Tara Kearney & Alyson Jacques 2nd - Lisa Eisemann - Kingsville Elementary School 3rd - Scott J. Sykes - Jr. Dragster Car on Float
Category #8 - Commercial Entries 1st - Ann's JES Grooming - Ann Schultz 2nd - Larry Wheeler - 2006 Peterbilt Tow Truck #45 3rd - Corbin Fuel
Category #9 - Floats 1st - St. Stephen Church - Nancy VanPoppel 2nd - Salem United Methodist church - Judy Jones
Category #10 - Fire Apparatus Melvin C. Neuman Award for Best Company in Parade - Joppa Magnolia VFC Best Appearing Engine - Fallston VFC 2nd Best Appearing Engine - Joppa Magnolia VFC Best Appearing Truck Company - Station 8 Fullerton Best Appearing Ambulance - White Marsh VFC
Category #11 - Recreational Vehicles 1st - Johnnie Brooks and Shane Jones - Polaris 400 ATV
Judges Awards for BEST INTERPRETATION OF THEME - "From Sea to Shining Sea, We Celebrate Freedom"
1st Place $150 - St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School - Linda Huber 2nd Place $100 - St. Stephens Church - Nancy VanPoppel 3rd Place $50 - Upper Falls Dance Academy - Tara Kearney & Alyson Jacques
11th Annual Mary Frances Sheppard Award - $150 for BEST ENTRY IN PARADE
St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School - Linda Huber
Judges: Mary Jo Button, Nancy Moran, Michael Trush, Theresa Chevery and Richard Eyre, Captain of Long Green VFC
PARADE THEME WINNER
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We thank the businesses and individuals who sponsored various portions of the parade through cash grants and in-kind donations
Kingsville Market PNC Bank Corbin Fuel Company Carroll Home Services Sunshine Grille, LLC Kingsville Plaza by Goettner Const. Co., Inc. Bay View Home Care John and Kathy Brooks CRS Flooring America By Bill Mackley Kingsville Auto Repair Fork Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Kevin Doherty Paul E. Feild, Jr. D.D.S. J.S.I. Automotive Smith & Prothero Physical Therapy Long Green Animal Dermatology, Dr. Joseph Bernstein Thrivent Financial Daves Tag and Title Service Salvo Auto Parts Pete's Pickins Von Paris Moving & Storage Kingsville Parade Patrons Maryland Portable Restrooms Metro Talk