The 46th annual Berlin Christmas Parade attracted thousands of spectators who lined the parade route along Main Street in the Maryland town to near capacity on Thursday night, Dec. 1.
A total of 83 groups participated in the parade, which was sponsored by the Town of Berlin and Berlin Main Street, in cooperation with town’s businesses. The parade is funded through the donations of Berlin area businesses.
Judging the units were local dignitaries: Louis Taylor, Steve Hales, Dale Smack, Charlotte Cathell and Bill Shockley with Wayne Cannon as the master of ceremonies.
The following is a list of the trophy winners in the 2016 Berlin Christmas Parade:
Marching Bands Youth Sponsored Floats
1st Place – Snow Hill High School 1st Place – OC Worship Center
2nd Place – Pocomoke High 2nd Place – Berlin Little League
3rd Place – Stephen Decatur High School 3rd Place – Forge Youth & Family Academy
School Sponsored Floats Adult Sponsored Floats
1st Place – Showell Elementary 1st Place – Pet Threadz
2nd Place – OC Elementary School 2nd Place – Assateague State Park
3rd Place – Buckingham Elementary School 3rd Place – Berlin Heat Dance Team
Fire Companies Commercial Units
1st Place – Berlin 1st Place – Trimpers
2nd Place – Powellville 2nd Place – Little Miss Lovely Floral Design
3rd Place – Ocean City 3rd Place – Delmarva Unleashed
Youth Marching Units Adult Marching Units
1st Place – No Entry 1st Place – Boggs Disharoon AL Post 123
2nd Place – No Entry 2nd Place – Duncan Showell AL Post 231
3rd Place – No Entry 3rd Place – Ocean City Ladies Volunteer Auxiliary
Vehicles or Vehicle Clubs Motorcycle Clubs
1st Place – Ocean City Classics 1st Place – Eastern Shore Ruff Ryders
2nd Place – Kirk Davis Classic Cars 2nd Place – No Entry
3rd Place – Bad Monkey 3rd Place – No Entry
Antique Cars or Clubs ROTC Marching Units
1st Place – Wainwright Family 1st Place – Snow Hill
2nd Place – Cropper Towing 2nd Place – Pocomoke
3rd Place – 3 Guys Fire Apparatus 3rd Place – Stephen Decatur HS ROTC
Youth Performing Crowned Youth
1st Place – OC Stars 1st Place – Worcester County Farm Bureau
2nd Place – Seaside Dance Academy 2nd Place – Jr. Women’s Club of Worcester Co.
3rd Place – Stephen Decatur HS Choir 3rd Place – No entry