Easton Business Alliance announces winners of Easton's Holiday Parade
The Easton Business Alliance (EBA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Easton Holiday Parade. The event took place on Saturday December 5 in Downtown Easton and the Easton Police Department reports that it was the largest attended parade in over 20 years.
The judging committee comprised of Easton Town Council members Megan Cooke, Ron Engle, John Ford and Al Silverstein as well as Easton Business Alliance Board members Betty Huang and Lisa Hall. Emceeing the event was Matt Spence from WCEI 96.7 radio station. The Avalon Foundation provided the PA system for the event.
There were over 60 units in the parade ranging from local school bands, church organizations, youth groups and service organizations. The Young Professionals of Talbot County took the 1st place trophy for their wonderfully decorated Eastern Shore themed float. A working crab boat complete with festive lighting and decorated crab pots loaded with toys for their annual toy drive benefiting the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. Placing 2nd was Rue 21, a retailer in Easton who designed an elaborate store structure with dancers in the “windows” who choreographed a routine! Magnolia Meadows Apartment Complex placed third for their holiday themed float that was stocked full with the neighborhood’s children.
“There is such an exciting energy throughout Easton during the holiday season” says EBA Director Julie Phillips Corson. “This parade signifies many of the talented individuals, groups and service leaders of our local community. Its another reason on how we take pride to preserve the character of Easton’s small town charm.”
EBA organized, partnered in and promoted a host activities during the holiday season. In addition to the parade, EBA hosted a Pictures with Santa event on Friday December 4 at the Waterfowl Festival building. Over 100 children attended and enjoyed writing letters to Santa among other crafts and activities. EBA partnered with Easton Utilities Commission (EUC) to help promote Rudolph at Talbot Town as well as EUC’s annual Tree Lighting in Thompson Park. EBA partnered with the Tidewater Inn for a Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 6 and assisted in promoting the free Carriage Rides in Downtown Easton.
The mission of EBA is to enhance, preserve and promote the vitality of Easton’s independent merchants which benefits business owners, residents and visitors; and to bring awareness to the Town’s historical roots and lifestyles. EBA is a marketing, promotion and events nonprofit organization. For more information, stay connected: Discover Easton on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram or visit our website, www.discovereaston.com.