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North Adams Children's Parade Winners Announced
07:55PM / Friday, September 28, 2018
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Black Dogs of the Berkshires wins second place for group with Jenaya McCue, Terese McCue, Greyson McCue, Nicolas McCue and Olive the dog.

Benjamin Wiessner is congratulated by Mayor Thomas Bernard after winning first place in the individual costume category. See more photos from the parade here. 
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — There was a great turnout for the annual Children's Parade on Friday evening with almost all the participants incorporating this year's Fall Foliage Festival Parade theme of "The Year of the Dog."
The parade is traditionally a kickoff to the Fall Foliage Festival Weekend that culminates in on Sunday afternoon with the big parade. 
On Friday, there as a significant crowd of onlookers to watch the children and their guardians march down Main Street from the Monument Square to City Hall. The Drury High School played several musical selections at Monument Square and lead the parade to City Hall. 
According to organizer Kathy Keeser, 78 children registered to participate; there were eight float groups and 12 individuals in costumes. The winners were chosen by the judges prior to the start of the parade and medals and gift certificates were awarded at City Hall by Mayor Thomas Bernard. The mayor was assisted by parade volunteers. 
The winners in each category are as follows: 
  • First: "Pucker Up for the Pitbull in the Pagoda" with Carmela Reynolds, Wyatt Reynolds, Silas Cellana, Sawyer Cellana,and Jersey the pitbull
  • Second: "10 Cent Dog Bath" with Taia Byers, Evelyn Byers, Addison Stanley, Georgia Rose Wright
  • Third: "All Dogs go To Heaven," First Baptist Church of North Adams, with Abby Anderson, Michelle Wood, Ryan Braman, Norah Wood, Samuel Braman, Maddy Sigsbury, Mason Wood, Izzy Spoener, Lexi Girard, Ariana
  • First: Hot Dogs with Otto Lamb, Judah Rodgers, Zeke Rodgers
  • Second: Black Dogs of the Berkshires with Jenaya McCue, Terese McCue, Greyson McCue, Nicolas McCue and Olive the dog
  • Third: UCP as "Dogs that Made Reading Fun!" with Neraeh Tron, Jaelyn Trong, Kaylee Trong, Riley Trong, Chloe Ellis
  • First: Benjamin Wiessner as the dog walker
  • Second: Ramona Miksic as canine superstar Bolt
  • Third: Gianna Briggs as a dog
The winners are invited to march in Sunday's parade, which kicks off at 1 p.m. from the Ocean State Job Lots parking lot. 
Other events this weekend include the Dog Parade on Saturday morning at 10:30 (registration at 10) from the Veterans Memorial followed by the 1st annual "Brew & Chew" from noon to 5 on Main Street with music, brew and a hot-dog eating contest. 
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