GRASONVILLE — As members of the community lined Main Street, 24 entries made the Labor Day Parade Monday, Sept. 2, about fun, friendship and more than a few custom vehicles and motorcycles.
The event, which as been put on for over 15 years, benefits the Grasonville Community Center with entries and the cookout that follows. Participants even compete for awards for their club, all in the name of community.
“This event raises money to help pay bills for the community center, but also to bring families out to be with each other,” said Deborah Brown, chairman of the parade committee for the center. “We try to get people to come out and have a good day before school starts. The community center is a place where people can come together for events and we offer events when it gets cold for the kids, as well.”
Walter Pauls, a retired local educator and one of the judges for the event, echoed those sentiments as he has been involved in the annual events for years.
“This is special because of the financial situation many community organizations are in. This gives people a chance to come out and enjoy the day together. This is great fun to see classic and new cars and motorcycles, and people look forward to it every year,” Pauls said.
Winners from the event included the Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department, Annapolitan Corvette Club, the 2013 Bentley, the 1962 Chevy Impala, a 1965 convertible GTO, The Homeboys Social Club, the Buffalo Soldiers Scouts motorcycle club from Delaware, the East Coast Corvette Club and a 2005 Chevrolet truck.
Rounding out the winners were a 1980 Chevrolet C10 truck, a classic 1986 Chevrolet truck, the Brinkley Biker Babe club, Team Peake Basketball, the Singing Angels, a 2000 Ford F-150 and 1967 Buick Skylark.