More than 10 parade participants walked away with honors from Middletown's Olde-Tyme Peach Festival parade.
Hundreds of people lined Middletown's downtown streets to catch the Peach Festival parade on Saturday. After marching—or rolling— up Broad Street from Everett Meredith Middle School to Main Street, many participants stopped to perform for judges and visitors.
Judging was based on the cumulative scores of four categories: originality, showmanship, crowd appeal and peach theme.
Best Tractor Atlantic Apothacary
Fire Trucks Vol Hose Odessa Fire Co.
Classic Vehicle Tom Lappe 1964 Ford Falcon
Antique Vehicle John Owens 1957 Ford
Equestrian Walking Horse Samson (Roe Ward)
Best Float Connection Community Church
March Unit, Performing Youth Delaware Art Conservatory
March Unit, Performing Adult MOT Senior Center
March Unit, Non Performing Youth Jump On Over
Marching Unit, Non Performing Adult Victorian & Virtue & Valor
Best of Show Life House Church
The "Peach Car Show" took place at the M.O.T Jean Birch Senior Center on Saturday as well, just after the parade.
The categories and winners:
Vintage Antique (pre-1950s) 1933 Model A, owned by Carl Harvey
Antique (pre-1988, cars must be more than 25 years old) 1972 Buick GS, owned by Woody Chambers
Classic 1966 Impala, owned by Tony Lewis
Senior Center Choice 1956 Pontiac, owned by John O'Grady
People's Choice 1955 Chevy BelAir, owned by Lacey Lafferty
Best in Show 2014 Porsche, owned by Susan Gonzon