Several thousand people turned out Saturday for the the Moorestown Lions Club’s annual holiday parade. Floats, marching groups and bands, mummers, a motorcycle drill team, fire engines, antique cars and Stoney the Kissing Llama put on a tremendous show. Town council, including its newly elected members, witnessed the parade from the reviewing stand, along with Citizen of the Year Doug Sell and Lions Club President Jim Dunges.
Prizes were awarded to the floats and marching groups who best exemplified the parade theme, “Dr. Seuss.” Girl Scout Junior Troop #21522 (Grinch) won the float competition with Cub Scout Pack #61 and Girl Scout Troop #22058 taking home second and third prizes, respectively. The marching group winner was Brownie Troop #21279 (Green Eggs & Ham), with the second place prize going to Daisy Troop #22372 and Brownie Troop #23562 for third place.
The parade was made possible by donations received from the Township of Moorestown, Virtua Hospital, Edward Brigante, E&B Coins, Stine’s Apothecary, Burris Construction, Liberty Bell Bank, Lewis Funeral Home, Beneficial Bank, Happy Hippo, Karen Milligan, Workman’s Bicycle Center, Thomas’ Ristorante, LaVita Pizzeria, Carl’s Shoes, Moorestown Eye Associates, South Jersey Eye Physicians, Begley and Gaskill Law Office, Passariello's, Herron Real Estate, Moorestown Hardware, Armstrong Pediatric Dental, McChesney Funeral Home, B.T. Edgar & Son, Ebert’s Auto Repair, Roffler’s Moorestown, Ann and Mark Baida, David Ramsay Cabinet Makers, Inc., Romano’s Service Station, Men’s Headquarters, Signature Design, Moorestown Tailors, George Wurtzel Antiques, Ralph’s Market, La Di Da, LaRosa Chicken & Grill, Healthy Garden, Peter Pan, T.R. Ball and Moorestown Flower Shoppe.
Courtesy of Pete Thorndike
Moorestown Lions Club
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