Shanghai Parade winners announced
Lewisburg’s annual Shanghai Parade was held on New Year’s Day. The crowd was estimated at 2,500. It took approximately 43 minutes for the 60 entries to proceed down the parade route in downtown Lewisburg.
Mike Kidd served as MC and scorekeepers were Shane Hanna, Michelle Hanna and Becky Hunter. Judges Mary Lindquist, Paul Lindquist, Steve King and Michael McComas announced the winners on Monday.
• Antique Car: 1st – #51, Philip Vance, Remembering Greenbrier Dairy; 2nd – #74, Bob & Gloria Martin, 1929 Model A; 3rd (tie) – #47, Steve Hunter, ‘57 Chrysler Windsor and #54, Jerry Vance, ‘35 Red Ford Pickup
• Equestrian: 1st – #67, Laura Plumley, Calo; 2nd – #65, Jennifer Reed, Madalena; 3rd – #61, Vaughan Judson, Black & White
• Animal/Animal Drawn: 1st – #79, Richard Grist, Foxfire Dog Polly; 2nd – #57, Jolene Workman, Pony; 3rd – #58, Mikalya Hanna, Ruby
• Best Dressed Farm Equipment: 1st – #75, Amy Knapp, Daisy’s & Diet Boutique; 2nd – #32, Chester Loudermilk, Jennifer Berry, Lindsey Sears, ‘52 Ford 8N
• Float: 1st – #71, Ronald Aruldasi, Greenbrier Valley Academy – Future Leaders Facing the Past
• Specialty: 1st – #45, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Cart Before the Horse; 2nd – #31, Chally & Beth Erb, Unlock the Cure; 3rd – #49, Jerry & Linda Clemons, Rockem Sockem
• Walkers 1-2 Persons: 1st – #56, Jagger McNeely, Mountaineer; 2nd – #59, Uriah Rodriquez, Year of the Monkey; 3rd – #48, Brian Allen, Walker
• Walkers 3+ Persons: 1st – #50, Jeanne Hoffman, Furs, Cars & Batman; 2nd – #60, Witches of Washington Street; 3rd – #78, Steeler Fan Club
• Joe Ellis Memorial Tradition Prize: #44, Richlands Ruritan Club, Rural Fire Truck
• Mary Satterfield Spirit of Shanghai Award: #31, Chally Erb, Unlock the Cure
• Chairman’s Award: #45, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Cart Before the Horse
• Jim Wills Memorial Award: #51, Philip Vance, Remembering Greenbrier Dairy
• Participant traveling the farthest distance to Parade: #40, Jacob Heffner, 974 miles
• Oldest Participant: Mary Alice Beard (DOB 7/28/33)
• Youngest Participant: Baby Pierce Abel Holliday
• Lewisburg Volunteer of the Year: Jim Talbert
• Super Duper Pooper Scooper: Greenbrier County CVB
The Shanghai Parade Committee includes: Dr. Mary Ann Mann, chair; DeEtta King Hunter, treasurer; Mike Hanna, Steve Hunter, Tom and Susan Campbell, Mike Kidd, and Jeanie and Mike Wyatt.
Special thanks to City of Lewisburg employees, Mayor John Manchester, Lewisburg City Police Department, Mike Kidd, Seth Kidd, Martin Schlieff and family for the flatbed; Boy Scout Troop 70, West Virginia Daily News, and The Asylum – Paula Thomas and Colin Rose.