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And the winner is…Essex Fun Fest parade winners announced


by Sylene Argent

This year’s Essex Fun Fest Parade took place on Saturday, July 9, and certainty attracted a lot of attention from the many participants who entered a creative float and from community members, who lined Talbot Street to watch the spectacle head down to the fairgrounds.

This year’s parade theme was “Celebrating Year of the Garden” and sponsors, Onyx Fitness Solutions, announced the top three float entrants this week. As they proceeded through the parade route, the floats were judged on overall appearance, creativity, and originality.

Onyx Fitness Solutions sponsored the 2022 Fun Fest Parade and took on the responsibility of judging the floats, and contacting the winners to determine the individual charity of choice to donate the cash prize won.

  Beau’s Autoeverything earned first place for its float, and picked the Essex Optimist Club to forward the $500 cash prize. Essex Home Hardware, earning second place and $250, and Red Apple, earning third place and $100, both picked the Essex Area Food Bank as their recipient.

  Representatives from the Essex Optimist Club and the Essex Area Food Bank were pleased to receive their donations during a cheque presentation held at Onyx Fitness Solutions on Monday morning.

  This program is one of the ways the Essex Fun Fest Committee was able to put some of its sponsorship funding back into the community.