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Picture This: 2015 Nyack Halloween Parade Winners

Halloween Parade 2015 Photo Credit: Elise_PassavantOver 21,000 people turned out for Nyack’s 28th annual Halloween Parade on Sat October 24, bolstering the Chamber of Commerce’s claim that it’s the biggest if not baddest parade in the tri-state area (2nd only to the parade in Greenwich Village).

Over $2,000 in prizes were awarded for the best floats and best costumes. Carolee Stoll’s “Christmas Hum-V” team took top honors for Best Float. Nyack’s Little School House, with a miniature version of the school house, won second for $500. Blue Rock School captured the third place slot for a $250 prize with its entry entitled “Let Your Imagination Come to Life.”

2015 Float Winners
1st place: Carolee Stoll:  “Christmas Hum-V” $750
2nd Place: Nyack Little School House: “Little School House in Miniature” $500
3rd Place: Blue Rock School: “Let Your Imagination Come to Life” $250

More than 120 contestants competed in seven costume categories for the $550 in total prizes. Notable among the winners was Meghan Dwyer. After taking third place in the adult costume category in 2014, Meg grabbed the top prize this year with her “Angel Fish” creation. The Zakko family successfully defended the 2014 best group title with their “Ghost Busters” entry. Winners in the “best couple” category were Bill and Jamie Osborne, portraying another Osborne couple — Ozzie and Sharon.

Halloween Parade2015: Best Couple_The Osbornes. Photo Credit: Do…thea ErichsenAdditional parade highlights included the Hudson Valley Harley Riders, Rockland Boulders and local fire departments. Three of Rockland County’s top bands set the beat, including the Nyack, Nanuet and Clarkstown high school marching bands. There was live music before and after the parade by the Clearwater Chorus, Dave Reiss and Friends, and Frankie D and The Boys.

Costume Category Winners
Best Costume: 18 Years and Older
Meghan Dwyer: Angel Fish
$200
Best Group:
The Zakko Family: Ghost Busters
$100
Best Couple: 18 years and older
Bill and Jamie Osborne: The Osbornes
$100
Best Decorated Baby Carriage/Stroller
Orser Family: Ice Cream Truck
$25

Parade Day kicked off with the 2nd annual Nyack “Witch Way 5K” and “Boo Run 1K” events, two costume optional fun run for adults and kids managed by RaceAwesome.com.

Halloween Parade2015 2nd Place Float. Photo Credit: Dorothea Erichsen

2nd Place Float: “Little School House in Miniature” Photo Credit: Dorothea Erichsen

Halloween Parade 2015: 1st Place Float Photo Credit: Elise Passavant

1st Place Float: Carolee Stoll: “Christmas Hum-V” Photo Credit: Elise Passavant

BRS Halloween Float 2015

3rd Place Float: Blue Rock School

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Witch Way 2015 Fun Run contestants
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Witch Way 2015 Fun Run contestants
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Witch Way 2015 Fun Run contestants
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Boo Run (fer youngin’s) 2015 Fun Run contestants


Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.


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