It was a Halloween theme at the 51st annual Country Fair White Elephant Parade on Oct. 31, 2015!
"So many of the entries this year included the Halloween theme," said White Elephant general manager Karen Morales. "It was really great that people had fun with the theme and stuck to it."
Parade judges Marvol Barnard, Dick Roberts and Larry Kempton gathered at the end of the parade to select the first and second prize winners from the 92 entries in eight categories including.
• Commercial: Green Valley-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce, first; HomeSmart Pros Real Estate, second
• Equestrian: Wells-Fargo stagecoach with grand marshal Mary Fisher, first: U.S. Border Patrol, second
• Marching Bands: The Pride of Nogales Marching Band, first; Desert Shadows Middle School in Nogales, second
• Marching Units: U.S. Border Patrol, first; Sahuarita NJROTC, second
• Service & Charitable: Green Valley-Sahuarita Optimist Club, first; Borderlands Food Bank, second
• Church & Social: Green Valley Community Church, first; Sahuarita First church, second
• Special Interest: Green Valley Recreation, first; Ballet Continental and Young Artists' Community Ballet Academy of Dance, second
• Youth Groups: Sahuarita Community 4-H, first; Great Expectations Academy, second
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Grand Marshal Mary Fisher (top), who oversees Shoppes at La Posada, gets some help having her name affixed to a stagecoach before Saturday's parade.
Girls Scouts from Troops 471 and 454 enjoy a ride down La Canada during the parade.
BAJA - -Born Again Jocks Association!
Sahuarita Unified School District's Navy JROTC program.
Aria Lyle gets the perfect perch atop Grampa Chuck Lyle’s golf cart along the parade route. The pair, from Sahuarita, will celebrate Aria’s first birthday Tuesday.
Old English Bulldog Prince examines a pumpkin display at the Green Valley Village vendor booth of “pawrents” Rene and Sarah Romero of Tucson.
This “Retired SAV” stiff caught a ride on the back of a car carrying SAV honoree John Packer, who was in much better shape.
A Sabbar Shriner reaches out for a line of high-fives along the parade route in picture-perfect weather.
Pretty in pink, the RapidSound (Green Valley Imaging) float paid honor to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Nothing said “Halloween” quite as loud as the grill of the big rig from Elephant Head Volunteer Fire Department.
Sahuarita High School band students looked smart as they headed down La Canada during Saturday’s White Elephant Parade.
American Legion Post 131 volunteers Chuck Zavesky (left), Hans Boensel and post chaplain Ray Robinson rev up the bratwurst grill for the parade crowd at the Oktoberfest event on the post patio in Green Valley Village.
The flag drill team from Sahuarita High had a great time marching on Halloween.
Parade emcees Regina Ford and Joey Lessa pet bunnies and chickens from the Sahuarita Community 4-H float.
That’s Aaron Banuelos showing off a dish of cheese curly fries from his Big Papa stand in the parking lot of Green Valley Village.
GVR’s CEO Kent Blumenthal does a spot-on Michael Jackson impression as “Thriller” plays. He was surrounded by GVR zombies.
Nogales High School band grabbed hold of the Halloween theme.
Nogales High School "zombie" drill team.
Desert Shadows Middle School of Nogales.
Sisters Kelly (left) and Lorri Andrews of Sahuarita arrive early to get a good viewpoint as first timers to the event. They came to see neighbor Jaden Platt perform with the Sahuarita Middle School band.
Walden Grove High School band
Green Valley Fire District honor guard