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OC Baby Parade Photos: Kids, Families Brave the Heat for 111th Annual Parade. Complete Winner List

Delaney Leszcynski and grandmom Paula White getting award. All photos by R.C. Staab

It was hot. Most all the adults seem to be dressed but the kids mostly seemed cold as ice. The 111th annual Ocean City Baby Parade on Boardwalk featured more than 60 entrants and almost 200 people not including bands, OCTC show choir, Mayor Jay Gillian (himself a former entrant), a variety of young woman entrants and winners in different pageants and one old guy -- Mr. Mature.

They competed in several divisions: fancy, comic, small children's floats and floats/cars/walking groups/band. Everyone who stayed until the end received a trophy. Special awards were given to 23 participants. See the list at the bottom of this story.

Among the participants were and winners were Paula White pictured above pushing her daughter in the 1986 parade. Paula was back now with granddaughter Delaney Leszcynski in a Sweet as Cotton Candy float similar to the one she paraded in 25 years ago.

Here's photos of the some of the creative floats and costumes:

The youngest participants Willow Grande and her mom Alexandria


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Grace Labriola and her dad Jeff in a winning entry.
Claire Kennedy and mom Kaitlin
Ezra Bratton and mom Stefanie in their fifth parade.
Lillian Heap and parents Bill & Donna
Elizabeth Fox and Bradley Tinker with Stephanie Tinker
Dylan Wherrity and parents.
Winner Dior Fulton and parents Darryl and Kayla
Emma Lynch (a cicada) and dad Eric
Western themed Jackson and Cameron Davis with mom.
Jacob Lynch, Sawyer Moulen and Savannah Moulen with dad Harmon.

Giavanna Todd and mom Amanda
Carson Young with dad Dan
Evelyn Joanna Stencler and mom Shelbie
Lily Parsinitz and friends and family
Luca Chmielewski pushed by Cooper Smith

Winners Beckett and Kenna Adams and mom Kristen

And finally, the Queen!

Queen Infanta Giovanna “Joey” Dattilo

Complete List of Winners

Click here or scroll to the bottom.

Tips for visiting Ocean City

What's New: Fishing pier was extended over the ocean, but not taking new members at the moment.

Access and Parking: Ocean City together with Corson's Inlet State Park comprise a barrier island. There are multiple bridges that cross the water to the island from Longport, Somers Point, the Roosevelt Boulevard bridge easily accessed from the Garden State Parkway and from the Bay Avenue bridge to Upper Township/Strathmere. Near the Boardwalk and in the business district, there is metered parking that is carefully policed. Parking is generally free in most places except in municipal lots at the beach.

Amenities: Bathrooms and showers are located along the Boardwalk.

Beaches: Beach badges are required daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Full season badges are $25 for people 12 and older. Weekly badges cost $10. Daily badges cost $5. Badges can be purchased at the beach or online at

This spring and summer, follow Jersey Shore author and expert R.C. Staab as he walks the entire 139 miles of the Jersey Shore coastline from Sandy Hook to Island Beach State Park, Long Beach Island from Old Barney to the Edwin Forsythe Wildlife Refuge and from Brigantine to Cape May.


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Complete List of Winners from the City

Bamberger Award

Name: Giavanna Todd

Theme: Giavanna’s Gelateria

Hanscom Award

Name: Dior Fulton

Theme: The Hungry Caterpillar

Dahlhausen Award

Name: Lilly Parsinitiz

Theme: Spikes Dinosaur Tour of the Jersey Shore


Name: RD, Bodie and Oakley Webber

Theme: OC-On in a Melon!

Soifer Award

Name: Owen Bowker

Theme: Toy Story in OC

Most Outstanding Twins or Triplets

Names: Mariah & PJ McMahon

Theme: Two Sweet Twins

Greatest Distance Traveled

Names: Elizabeth Gerger

Theme: From the Shores of Madison, Ohio!

From: Madison, Ohio

Division A Section 100 Winner

Name: Delaney Leszcynski

Theme: Sweet As Cotton Candy!

Division A Section 100 Runner Up

Name: Grace Labriola

Theme: A Carousel of Dreams

Division A Section 200 Winner

Name: Lillian Heap

Theme: OC Lifeguards

Division A Section 200 Runner Up

Names: Alexandra & Isabella Vital

Theme: Mermaids of Corson’s Inlet

Division A Section 300 Winner

Names: Grace & Tierney Kane

Theme: Butterflies

Division A Section 300 Runner Up

Names: Lillian Albright, Thomas & Samantha Dickinson

Theme: As American as Baseball, Apple Pie and OC

Division B Section 400 Winner

Name: Evelyn Joanna Stencler

Theme: Baby Yoda

Division B Section 400 Runner Up

Name: Elizabeth Gerger

Theme: From the Shores of Madison, OH

Division B Section 500 Winner

Names: Vivian & Nicholas Firmani

Theme: OCNJ Space Race

Division B Section 500 Runner Up

Names: Jackson & Cameron Davis

Theme: Country Western in OC

Division B Section 600 Winner

Names: Jacob Lynch, Sawyer & Savannah Moulen

Theme: Mario Brothers

Division B Section 600 Runner Up

Names: Cameron & Allessandra DaSilva, Deacon & Johanna Jones

Theme: Mario Kart

Division C Winner

Names: Beckett & Kenna Adams

Theme: Pollination---save the bees and butterflies!

Division C Runner Ups

Names: Luca Chmielewski

Theme: Sitting on The Dock of the Bay!

Names: Dominic & Calvin Pezzella, Cameron & Jordan Monks, Emma Pacholski

Theme: Moanna

Best Float: OCTC Show Choir

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