Annual Halloween Parade a Huge Success

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Published on October 28 2013 11:19 am
Written by Greg Sapp

We have a gallery of 170 images from the parade located here. You can also view a high-resolution gallery on our Facebook page.

The Effingham Halloween Parade for 2013 was a huge success.

The almost two-hour-long procession featured many bands, lots of costumes and plenty of candy. The parade was sponsored again this year by Effingham Sunrise Rotary.

Here are the parade winners:

BUSINESS FLOAT

1st Place: Cayla's Power Tumbling

2nd Place: Exclusively Dance

3rd Place: Leon Gobczynski State Farm Insurance

ORGANIZATION FLOAT

1st Place: Effingham County Right-to-Life

2nd Place: Helen Matthes Library

3rd Place: Effingham County Humane Society

YOUTH FLOAT

1st Place: Centenary United Methodist Church

2nd Place: Pack #335 Cub Scouts/Girl Scouts

3rd Place: First Church of God

JUNIOR HIGH BAND

1st Place: Newton St. Thomas

2nd Place: Sacred Heart

3rd Place: Altamont

HIGH SCHOOL BAND

1st Place: Altamont

2nd Place: Teutopolis

3rd Place: Stew-Stras/Windsor

For those winners who haven't already, plaques for first place winners and certificates for all others may be picked up at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce offices on Keller Drive.