Greenfield announces winning Halloween costumes
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GREENFIELD — Small and tall Halloween-lovers marched down the Greenfield streets clad in costumes Wednesday, as a part of the Rag Shag Parade.
The parade was part of a night of downtown trick-or-treating and festivities. The Greenfield Recreation Department, along with the Greenfield Business Association, local businesses and dentists, Greenfield Garden Cinemas, Greenfield Community Television, WHAI and Bear Country radio stations, and the Franklin County Rotary Club, sponsored the event.
But 14 costumes, or teams of costumes, stood out among the pack to claim to the top prizes in the costume contest.
For best homemade costume, Luke and Corin Wisnewski, of Greenfield, won first place as a computer and virus.
Turners Falls resident Camryn Laster came in second for his Titantic costume.
In the most original category, Abi Heathwaite of Bernardston, took first place for a makeup table costume.
Iggy Passiglia, of Greenfield, came in second as a hundred dollar bill.
For scariest costume, Greenfield native Kailyn Santiago won first as Ichabod Crane.
Amaya Santiago, of Greenfield, came in second as a mummy.
In the cutest costume category, Kailyn Sadler, of Turners Falls, won as a Little (Tiny) Red Riding Hood.
Clara Fritz, of Leyden, placed second as a little pumpkin.
For best cartoon costume, Aneesa Brewer, of Greenfield, won as Cruella deVille.
South Hadley’s Jensen Vight took second as Buzz Lightyear.
In the adult open category, Greenfield’s Marnie and Jeremy Krusas won first as the Day of the Dead bride and groom.
Juliet Rose and Mike Gallison, of Greenfield, came in second as Red Riding Hood and the Wolf.
And in the group/family category, Colrain residents Wendy, Olivia and Alan Dellevt won dressed as a knight family.
Justin, Dale and Sparrow Badi, of Greenfield, came in second as a Smurf family.