|From lobsters to mad hatters, costume originality reigns|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Eleven costume divisions proved a challenge for judges and solid entertainment for the crowd at the Holyoke Lions Club annual costume contest on Halloween night.
Prizes in each age division included $5 for first place, $2 for second and $1 for third. Every participant received a sack of candy and a 50-cent piece.
Contestants less than 1 year of age—pictured above, from left, Alexander Brinkema (lobster) and mom Aly, first; and Hudson Lueth (monkey) and mom Brittany and Avery Hielscher (tiger) and mom Anne, tie for second.
Age 1—pictured above, from left, Lorelei Harms (skunk) and dad Jay John, first; Amy Struckmeyer (bumblebee) and mom Summer, second; and Lily Ana Sprague (Hershey candy) and mom Emma and Daniel Schroetlin (Chick-fil-A mascot) and mom Laura Beth, tie for third.
Age 2—pictured above, from left, Kree McConachie (pirate), first; Peja Andersen (cheerleader), second; and Asher Hendrix (Holstein cow), third.
Age 3—pictured above, from left, Alexxander Zazo (Woody), first; Peyton Adams (lady pirate), second; and Alexis Nelson (Rapunzel) and Auron Lueth (hobo), tie for third.
2nd grade—from left, Isaiah Rahe (Martin Luther), first; Bria Thomas (butterfly), second; and Ethan Schneller (Indiana Jones), third.
Holyoke Enterprise November 8, 2012