Santa even made an appearance along with his work cottage and a reindeer. The float entitled 'Santa's ICe Cream Castle' was entered by the Caudell family of Clarksville, Tennessee.
Salem Township Hospital's float 'Dreams Can Come True' won the coveted Harley Queen trophy at the 87th Annual Centralia Halloween Parade.
The Kaskaskia College Nursing Program float 'Calling the Shots, a Nurses Dream' won the Grand Marshall's Trophy.
The entry by the Young Musicians Project 'Making Dreams Come True' took first place among Civic Groups.
The Canadian National Railroads 'Little Obie Train' decorated for the Halloween season.
87th Annual Centralia Halloween Parade Winners
Parade Chairman Butch Mathus said the parade turned out better than he expected. "Dreams do come true. Two weeks ago I had 67 entries and I thought I would never get past 80. But by golly. Dreams Did Come True," said Mathus. "We had over 126 entries, 26 floats and 11 bands."
A panel of judges rated parade entrants in several category. Taking the prized Harley Queen trophy for best overall was the entry by Salem Township Hospital, and their Cinderella-themed Entry. Salem Township Hospital's Human Resources director, Diane Boswell was in charge of preparations. "Well we came up with the idea to try and enter it into the Salem parade as well. There was nothing else that made sense other than Cinderella. Once we came up with that idea, we have some good committees at the hospital who put it all together," said Boswell.
Bond County High School Marching Band took first in the high school marching band category, the Sandoval Junior-Senior High Band won the combined Junior-Senior High Band Division and Salem's Franklin Park Middle School took first in the Grade School Division.
Harley Queen Trophy--Salem Township Hospital
Grand Marshall's Choice--KC Nursing Program
1. Salem High School Dance Team
2. Centralia High School Dance Team
1. Young Musicians Project
2. Centralia Wireless
2. Fireside Nursing
1. Centralia FFA
2. Sandoval FFA
1. Knights of Columbus
2. Orchardville Church
1. Brinkmeier Family
2. Davis Family
High School Marching Bands
1. Bond County High School (Greenville)
2. Breese Central High School
3. Carlyle High School
Jr/Sr High School Division
1. Sandoval Jr/Sr High
Grade School Marching Bands
1. Franklin Park
See other LocalNews news:Police Beat for Thursday, November 26th
Stolen Jeep In Centralia Hits Bicyclist and Parked Car Before Being Abandoned
Salem Police Solve Roberts Park Playground Equipment Fire
Marion County and State Deer Harvest Numbers Up for 1st Shotgun Season
Marion County Circuit Clerk and 5 More County Board Candidates File Election Petitions