Oh Baby! 103rd annual parade strolls down the boards

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Ocean City’s 103rd Baby Parade The Taylor family of Ocean View think there’s no place like “gnome.”

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City’s 103rd Baby Parade, the longest consecutively run baby parade in the nation, took off on the boardwalk from Sixth Street Thursday, Aug. 9.

Children ages infant to 10 competed for several titles. Divisions included Fancy Decorated Go Carts, Strollers, Coaches, Express Wagons; Small Children’s Floats and Commercial and Non- Commercial large floats.

The Ocean City Baby Parade was founded by Leo Bamberger and his committee. Bamberger, a photo engraver, was one of the organizers of Labor Day. The parade is now directed by Susan Canale, who heads a committee of 40 volunteers.

The 103rd Annual Ocean City Baby Parade Winners

  Entry # Name Theme
Division A: Fancy Under 2 years      
First Place  100  LaPorta  Mer-Made in Ocean City
2nd Place  112  Parkinson  Julie B Goode
3rd Place 107  Rainier  Captain Cutie
Honorable Mention  115  Bilker  Baby Lightening
Divison A: Fancy 2 to 6 years old      
First Place  200  Engstrom  Our HIve is Buzzin
2nd Place  202  Mastro  Bathing Beauties of OC
3rd Place  201  Taylor  No Place Like Gnome OC
Honorable Mention  204  Walsh  A Snowgirl's Dream Vacation
Division A: Fancy 6 to 10 years old      
 First Place  301  Crumrine, Blum, Dickson  OCNJ Future Olympians
 Honorable Mention  300  Callahan, Gandy-Rector  Under the Sea
 Division B: Comic 0-10 years old      
 First Place  401  Heenan, Brogen, Jost  Pop Pop's Pot of Gold
 2nd Place  400  Rendel  OceanCityopoly
 3rd Place  409  Scull, Campbell  Fishin' for Compliments
 Division C: Small Floats 0-10 years old      
  First Place  505 Erdner  We LOVE Camping
  2nd Place  502  Andrzejewski  Mom & Dad's Bathing Beauty
  3rd Place  501  Bothel  Military "Baby Blue Angel"
 Honorable Mention  509  Burke  "Dawn of the Dance"
 Division F: Day of Entry 0-10 years old      
 First Place  806  Johnson, DeFinis  Pirates of the Atlantic
 2nd Place 804 Barrett "Margaritaville"
 3rd Place 805 Gareau 14th Street Beach Bums
 Honorable Mention  813  Bickings, Clevenger  Chicks Rule
Special Awards Entry # Name Theme
Leo Bamberger's Founder Award 816 Canale Old English
Hanscom Award 217 Pace Garden Tea Party
Dahlhausen Award 110 Taraba Pop Pop's First Mate
Most Outstanding Twins or Triplets 105 Lepore Patriotic
Greatest Distance 300 Gandy-Rector Under the Sea (Springfield, Missouri)
Floats Name
First Place Spotlight Performers Show Choir of Greater Ocean City Theatre Company
2nd Place Ocean City Yacht Club
3rd Place Chatterbox

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Ocean City’s 103rd Baby Parade Ocean City’s 103rd Baby Parade

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