The annual Canine Christmas Parade brought Marco Islanders and their beloved furry friends to the Esplanade, dressed festively in their best holiday garb.
Christmas Island Style, with the help of CJ’s on the Bay, presented another successful pet parade, a favorite annual tradition for locals and visitors. The parade had many return participants, as well as newcomers. Everyone was dressed to impress!
Larry D provided the music that had everyone, both human and canine, dancing. Emcee Stan Niemczyk introduced the furry participants, sharing some fun facts about each dog. Volunteer judges Wanda Burson, Melissa Scott and Neil Snyder completed the tough task of selecting the winners.
Most Festively Dressed
1st Place: Bentley (Reindeer); Owner, Candy Seward
2nd Place: Stella (Elf Package); Owner, Linda Hollander
3rd Place: Cavi (Christmas Angel); Owner, Romell Gravelle
Most Creative or Funny
1st Place: Radar and Mid Condee
(Santa and his Elf); Owners, Erik and Catalina Condee
2nd Place: Logan, Penny and Finn (Three Wise Snowmen); Owners, Mike & Mary Cory.
3rd Place: Trigger and Lulu (Elves); Owners,
Don and Lori DeFeo