Emmitsburg held its annual Halloween Parade & Costume Contest on Sunday, October 31, 2021. Creative costumes were in abundance, as onlookers lined Main Street, snapping funny photos of friends and family participating in the parade. The costume contest held at Vigilant Hose Company was a big hit yet again this year, putting smiles on the faces of every child in attendance. Refreshments and costume awards were given out at the Vigilant Hose Company station.

Costume judging included five categories: Cutest; Most Patriotic, Scariest, Most Original, and Best Groups. Costume winners were: Cutest—Carson Unger (1st Place) (pictured below, right), Lauren, Kevin, and Kinsley Carter (2nd Place), Emory Esses (3rd Place); Scariest—Rylee Hurtt (1st Place) (pictured right), Zombie costume (didn’t get name) (2nd Place), Mary Belle Res (3rd Place); Most Patriotic—Edgar, Gianella, Mia, and Diana (1st Place); Most Original—Possessed doll costume (didn’t get name) (1st Place), Mason Shorb, Carlos Caguias, Taylor Caguias (2nd Place), Paisley Fogel (3rd Place); Groups—Burns, Robinson, White, and Rumsey Families (1st Place) (pictured below), Zoey Rivera, Mason Rivera, Hunter Rivera, and Kyra Schultheiss (2nd Place), Adams Family (3rd Place).

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