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