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'Star Wars Pandemic Marathon' won first place in floats at Friday's Children's Parade.

Winners Announced in Fall Foliage Children's Parade 2021

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — More than 60 children participated in this year's Children's Parade.
"What a great night for the children's parade," Mayor Tom Bernard announced before the award ceremony Friday evening. "The Fall Foliage Parade is back." 
Fall Foliage Week and the parades were canceled last year because of the pandemic. The parades and a number of events are back this year with the theme of "Games, Movies & Take-out," the things we all turned to after being home during the pandemic.
Each participant received an award for participating. Group and float winners were invited to participate in the Fall Foliage Parade on Sunday, Oct. 3.
  • 1st: "Star Wars Pandemic Marathon" — Camela Reynolds, Wyatt Reynolds, Elianna Reynolds, Dean George
  • 2nd: "Family Night At The Movies" — Jenaya, Terese and Nicolas.
  • 3rd: "Let's Play Another Game" — Ava Conley, Sully Conley, Reese LaRoko, Reagan LaRoko, Avery LaRoko
  • Other Float: "Top Gun" — Aiden Beaudreau, Joey Catelatti, Emily Brack
  • 1st: "Rock Paper Scissors" — Gianna Briggs, Ryan Bua, Grayson Bua
  • 2nd: "Takeout Donuts" —  Bonnie's Daycare: Dorothy Bond, JJ Maudie, Caden Sherman, Jayda Banks, Theo Charles, Maxwell Charles, Sadie Wood, Danny Collins, Mylo and Maverick.
  • 3rd: "Trolls World Tour" — Tanner Macksey, Dylan Macksey, Coiten Downey, Landry Downey, Everly Downey, Harper Downey, Reece Lamb, Callie Lamb
Other groups, nonwinners:
  • Mario Party: Penelope Shapiro-Van Dusen, Henry Urban-Mangun, Wes Bishop, Ksena Johnson, Oisin Fahey-Merrigan, (and the dogs Wanda and Gus)
  • Otto's Kitchen: Otto Lamb, Bea Lamb
  • "Guess Who" Gang: Kenley McConnell, Felicity McConnell, Josie Schilling, Jack Tanner, Mae Tanner, Lennon Kirby, Blake Kirby
  • Puzzle Pieces: Judah Rodgers, Zeke Rodgers, Vesta Hill, Liam Bayley, Emily Bayley, Gabe Bayley
Individual Costumes
  • 1st: Elsa: Benjamin Wiessner
  • 2nd: French Fry Man: Morris Lauth
  • 3rd:Hermoine Granger From Harry Potter movies: Rylan Wood
Other individuals, nonwinners:
Myles Allen, Vivian Witherell (from "Minnie Mouse" movie), Ben Moncecchi (Batman), Maya
Labombard (Elsa), Maxwell Allen ("Descendents" movie), Ava Morrissey,

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Wall Street Journal Senior Editor Bob Davis will be Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' 2021 Hardman Journalist in Residence from Nov. 1-2. 
As part of his residency, he will offer a community lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, in the First Floor Atrium of the MCLA Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. This event is free and open to the public and will be delivered in person with a hybrid virtual option. 
To register for the in-person event or virtual lecture, visit
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