The day couldn't have been more perfect for the annual Saucon Valley Halloween Parade on Sunday, as thousands of spectators enjoyed the colorful sites and sounds it spread throughout Hellertown.
A number of local middle and high school marching bands performed traditional songs, while most parade participants tossed handfuls of candy to anxious children along the route.
Following is a list of 2011 parade winners and sponsors, provided by parade chairman David Heintzelman.
This year's parade's theme was "Super Heroes of Saucon Valley."
First place category winners received $100, second place winners received $75 and third place winners received $50. The Judges' Choice winner received a prize of $150.
RESULTS OF THE 2011 PARADE
Best Appearing Float
1ST PLACE -- PLEASANT VALLY ANIMAL HOSPITAL (DIV 5)
2ND PLACE -- SAUCON VALLEY FARMERS MARKET (DIV 3)
3RD PLACE -- SAUCON VALLEY RELAY FOR LIFE (DIV 1)
Best Appearing Group
1ST PLACE -- EN AVANT SCHOOL OF DANCE (DIV 2)
2ND PLACE -- KIDS CO-OP (DIV 3)
3RD PLACE -- CHERYL CHICKEY’S PERFORMING ARTS (DIV 4)
Best Appearing Individuals
1ST PLACE -- BABY BAT GIRL (COURTNEY MINDLER) (DIV 2)
2ND PLACE -- PITSTOP THE CLOWN (HAROLD D. REITZ) (DIV 2)
3RD PLACE -- HELLERTOWN DIPSY DOODLE (JUDY HANNER) (DIV 1)
JUDGES' CHOICE (Theme Choice) - “Super Heroes of Saucon Valley”
SAUCON VALLEY GIRL SCOUTS (DIV 2)
2011 PARADE SPONSORS
Diamond Contributors ($3000+)
Gold Contributors ($400+)
Ruby Contributors ($200+)
Saucon Valley Lions Club
Hellertown Lions Club
Young and Restless
Silver Contributors ($100+)
Kevin & Mary Kirka
GFWC PA Saucon Valley Womans Club
Platinum Contributors ($50+)
, Christopher Reilly, DC
VFW Post #3094
Edward H. Ackerman American Legion Post 397
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 397
Private Contributors (under $40)
Stan & Pat Krycia
Swamp Sound – Mike Salvaggio