By Mila Besich Lira
Dozens of zombies, princesses, ghosts and goblins paraded down Main St. last week for the annual Halloween Parade. Generations of Superiorites have fond memories of the annual parade and this year with the help of the Superior Substance Abuse Coalition and the Superior Optimist Club the tradition continued.
Prizes were awarded to the scariest, funniest, most original and cutest contests in four age categories. First prizewinners were awarded $15 dollar local restaurant gift certificates, second prizewinners were given $10 gift cards to Family Dollar and third prizewinners were given $5.00 gift certificates to Family Dollar.
The prizes were provided by the Superior Police Department anti racketeering funds (RICO funds). Roy Chavez kept the crowd entertained as the Emcee for the event
After the parade, residents were able to trunk or treat on Main St. Several local businesses and organizations participated and decorated their vehicles for the event. Participating in the trunk or treat were: Superior Substance Abuse Coalition, Residents from the Superior Arboretum Apartments, Superior Public Library, Town of Superior Public Works, Superior Police Department, Superior Optimist Club, Miracle Executive Services, Porters Café, Copper Geko – Superior Chamber of Commerce, Superior Fire Department, Superior Head Start, Lynn Carstensenand Save Money Market.
The best-decorated trunks were awarded $20.00 Family Dollar gift cards. Those prizes were sponsored by Cenpatico and Superior Substance Abuse Coalition.
The event was a success due to the support of many volunteers and the donations of several organizations including Copper Area News,Mountain Health andWellness,Café Pierda Roja,Officer Rick Liddell, the Murrieta Family and Resolution Copper.
Scariest winners were:First Place-Nicholas Montano, Noah Madueno, Nicholas Nunez. Second Place –Ramon Ochoa, JP Tomerlin, Gilbert Dozal, Keshon Willis. Third Place – Joel Romero, Dylan Van Gorp, Guillermo Huerta, Ashley Lira.
Funniest winners were: First Place – Savannah Magallanez, Jaleen Perez, Haley Berry and Marina Hiracheta. Second Place-Maya Ramirez, Emma Sanchez, Marty Marceline and Renee Denogean.
Most Original winners were: First Place – Madison Cardenas, Xavier Sanchez, Abrianna Nunez, Cassandra Baltierra. Second Place – Jonathan Chaidez, Chiara Marquez, Amber Alonzo, Anita andAiden Hernandez. Third Place – Nick Villalobos, Tyler Hartison, Alesi Madueno and Maria Aboud.
Cutest winners were: First Place – Barbie Ybarra, Rose Tomerlin, Aleyssa Berry, Monique Sandy, Jasmine and Maribel Castro. Second place – Jerimiah Martinez, David Ramirez, Kayla Cardenasand Jackie Gregart. Third place – Stephanie Lopez, Annalis Hollenbeck, Jasmine Lopez, and Melissa Pino
WINNERS OF THE TRUNK OR TREAT COSTUME CONTEST
KINDERGARTEN & YOUNGER
1. Isabelle Martinez – Minnie Mouse
2. Micheal Sanchez – Spiderman
3. Brooklyn Brewer – Cinderella
1. McKayla Hinojos
2. Ethan McCray
3. Larissa Corona
1. Troy Garrick
2. Diego Rodriguez
3. Katie Yonkin
1. Aubrey Encinas
2. Alysea Valdez
3. Aime Diaz
FOURTH, FIFTH, & SIXTH GRADE
1. Kevin Carter
2. Eric Velasquez
3. Jimmy Madrid
SEVENTH & EIGHTH GRADE
1. Demetra Carter
2. Maricela Franco
3. Yesemia Lara
NINTH GRADE OR FAMILY
1. Bailey Smith-Garcia – Bubbles Power Puff Girl
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