And the Winners Are...Judges Award Parade Trophies
Friday, September 6, 2013 • 4:00am
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - At Monday's 56th Annual Labor Day Parade, the parade judges announced the following trophies for entrants who participated in the festivities:
- Grand Marshal’s Trophy – South Plainfield Cub Scouts
- Judges’ Trophy – Giant Letter People
- George W. Page Trophy – Buddy Walk
- Trophy for Most Outstanding Float – South Plainfield Girl Scouts
- Trophy for Best Youth Entry – Eagles Cheerleaders
- Trophy for Best Civic Entry – Mothers, Fathers, and Students Against Drunk Driving
- Trophy for Most Patriotic Entry – South Plainfield Education Association
- Trophy for Most Outstanding Visiting Entry – I.B.E.W. 456
- Trophy for Best Antique Vehicle – Car Nutz – Blue Camaro
- Marie D. Page Trophy – Holy Savior Academy
The trophies are an annual tradition, with one honoring George W. Page, who chaired the parade committee for many years, and another honoring his wife, Marie D. Page, who also served on the committee.
Judges evaluate the entries from the reviewing stand, which now sits on Plainfield Avenue in front of the Middle School. For many years the parade began on Plainfield Avenue and then wound its way through town to Veterans' Park (formerly Borough Park). The route eventually changed when the park was undergoing remediation, with the end moving to the PAL building. Several years later it changed again when the borough installed a turf field behind the PAL. The route today begins at the PAL building, runs down Maple Avenue to Plainfield Avenue, and ends at the South Plainfield Middle School.