Shoey Parade ‘Makes a Splash’

Students chant anti-bullying message during the 67th annual Shoemakersville’s Children’s Fair and Parade, with a theme of “Let’s Make a Splash” on June 2.
Students chant anti-bullying message during the 67th annual Shoemakersville’s Children’s Fair and Parade, with a theme of “Let’s Make a Splash” on June 2. Lisa Mitchell - Digital First Media
The 67th annual Shoemakersville’s Children’s Fair and Parade features “Let’s Make a Splash” theme on June 2. This year’s Grand Prize winner is Shoemakersville Cub Scout Pack 163.
The 67th annual Shoemakersville’s Children’s Fair and Parade features “Let’s Make a Splash” theme on June 2. This year’s Grand Prize winner is Shoemakersville Cub Scout Pack 163. Lisa Mitchell - Digital First Media

“Let’s Make a Splash” was the theme of the 67th annual Shoemakersville’s Children’s Fair and Parade on June 2. The theme was chosen to honor the 50th anniversary of the community’s swimming pool, which recently underwent construction and opened in time for the summer season. This year’s grand marshal was Pool Supervisor Amy Botwright.

“It’s a way to remind the town of Shoemakersville that it’s time to celebrate our first day of summer,” said Shilpa Moser, event chairperson.

The Shoemakerville Recreation Board organizes the fair and parade, a family-friendly event. Parade participants competed for prizes by best demonstrating the “Make a Splash” theme.

This year’s Grand Prize winner, sponsored by Shoemakersville Lions Club, is Shoemakersville Cub Scout Pack 163.

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Parade Winners are as follows:

Division 1

1st place, Jack Hermansader

2nd place, Alexis Gordan and Conner Leiberman

3rd place, Abraham/ Cheyenne Miller

Division 4, Groups with a theme.

1st place, BCIU

2nd place, Salem Church of Shoemakersville

3rd place, Hamburg 1st UCC church of Hamburg

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Lisa Mitchell

Lisa Mitchell is the editor of The Kutztown Patriot and Managing Editor of Berks-Mont Newspapers. Reach the author at lmitchell@berksmontnews.com or follow Lisa on Twitter: @kutztownpatriot.