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79th Annual Vandalia Lion’s Club Halloween Parade celebrates the spooky season

Last Thursday night, Gallatin Street belonged to the ghosts, goblins and skeletons as a scary array of Halloween floats, figures and other participants marched during the 79th Annual Vandalia Lions Club Halloween Parade.

Triple A Tumbling’s No Bones About It featured larger-than-life skeletons and won the top prize — Ponderosa Steakhouse Award — in the float category.

The first place for the walking group went to the TuTu Squad of 618 Day Spa.


An awards ceremony was held at Quality Inn in Vandalia, where awards were presented. Check out the list of winners below and see the gallery for the winners. For more photos from the parade, click here.




1st Place – Ponderosa Steakhouse Award – No Bones About It
2nd Place – Bluff Equipment Award – MeeMaws Little Buccaneers
3rd Place – Edward Jones Investments Award – Nightmare Before Christmas
4th Place – Sloan Equipment Award – Dr. Seuss Spooktacular
5th Place – LCB CPAs & Advisors Award – Mad Scientists
6th Place – People’s State Bank Award – Noak’s Ark
7th Place – Wal-Mart Award – Candyland

Walking Groups

1st Place – Midland States Bank Award – TuTu Squad
2nd Place – Game Plan Investments Award – World of Terriu
3rd Place – Fayette County Real Estate Award – Cursed Carn-evil
4th Place – The FNB Community Bank Award – Dancing Dan & Swinging Sharon
5th Place – Midwest Tractor Sales Award – Sonic Zombies

Marching Bands

Class A
1st – Teutopolis High School
2nd – Bond County Unit 2 (Greenville) High School
3rd – Breese Central High School
Best Drum Major – Teutopolis High School


Class B
1st – Ramsey High School
2nd – Greenville Jr. High School
3rd – St. Elmo Jr./Sr. High School
Best Color Guard – Ramsey High School


Not pictured: Fourth Place Winner Dr. Seuss Spooktacular, Bright Beginnings; and Sixth Place Winner, Noah’s Ark