Thanks for the Best July 4th Parade and Festival Ever!

(Wave photo)

Unicyclist came again this year from Massachusetts to perform in Cape Charles parade. (Wave photo)

Cape Charles Recreation Coordinator

July 9, 2013

As the Community Events/Recreation Coordinator I would like to thank so many people who helped to make this year’s 4th of July Street Parade and Festival a fun day for all.

Trina Veber once again faced the hot temperatures to emcee the day’s events.

Paul Skolnick and Elsie Bowen judged the parade.

Matt Evans ran the tournaments.

Spencer Travis and friend as well as Sharon Silvey took on the very difficult task of judging the beautiful baby contest.

Thanks also to:

— Marie Brady and all the people she rounded up to make the parade happen;

— Pete Leontieff, Paul Yates and Mike Mullner for running the Golf Cart Obstacle Course;

— Malcolm Hayward for putting together another challenging scavenger hunt;

— Tom Bonadeo for putting up the PA system at the last minute;

— The Cape Charles Community Band;

— Danielle Campbell, who always decorates the beach gazebo;

— Dora Sullivan for taking care of Trash to Treasures;

— Claudette Twichell for putting together the Guppie Challenge;

— The Cape Charles Fire Company for manning the beer truck and leading the parade; and

— Spencer Parker for rounding up all the other fire companies for the parade.

If I have left anyone out, I am so sorry.  It is hard to remember everyone when the Town comes together and pulls off the best 4th of July ever!


Best Fire Dept/Rescue Squad: Cape Charles

Best Equestrian Group: Pfeiffer Riding Stables

Best Commercial Entry: Dave Griffith/Coldwell Banker

Best Non Commercial /Service Club Entry: Shriners/Mecca Temple #2

Best Novelty Group: Girl Scout Troop 1063

Best Decorated Bicycle:  Ava

Best Antique Vehicle:  Jaguar Convertible, Steve and Chris Michel

Best Classic Vehicle:  1961 Jaguar

Most Patriotic Golf Cart: American Legion Post 56

Most Creative Golf Cart:  Steve Houchens/Flintstones

Most Original Golf Cart:  Gibb Family

Most Colorful Golf Cart: Maria Ledinsky

Beautiful Baby Contest

12 months and under
1st – Everett Reiter
2nd – Ruby June
3rd – Holloway Spiller

13-24 months
1st – Kallie Baum
2nd- Chase Brady
3rd – Lillie Rhian Eley

25-36 months
1st – Abigail
2nd – Samrit
3rd – Tennessee

1st Place Tournament Winners

Volleyball – ASC
Horseshoes – Aaron/Bones
Cornhole – Steve/Timmy

Basketballs flew through the air as youths shot at the only hoop in town, courtesy of Old School Cape Charles. (Wave photo)

Basketballs flew through the air as youths shot at the only hoop in town, courtesy of Old School Cape Charles. (Wave photo)



3 Responses to “Thanks for the Best July 4th Parade and Festival Ever!”

  1. Steve Downs on July 9th, 2013 8:42 am

    Poor choice of photos for this article. Controversy does not belong in an Independence Day Celebration.

    The Eastern Shore News, the area’s largest newspaper, also included a very artistic photo by Jay Diem of children shooting hoops on the Old School Cape Charles parade truck. The photo is #14 in a gallery which may be viewed here.

  2. Dana Lascu on July 9th, 2013 9:47 am

    Freedom of speech most certainly belongs in an Independence Day Celebration.

  3. Mary Jo Murphy on July 9th, 2013 10:04 am

    The parade was the neatest I have ever seen in Cape Charles. My grandkids talk about being in the parade all year long. It was a gentle reminder why I love living in this beautiful small town. It is such a shame any controversy has to be a part of the parade. There is a time and place but during the parade was inappropriate. Don’t tell me it is the perfect time we express our independence if that’s the case we should have a parade of nothing but controversial issues. We can make it a day of nothing but negativity!