Winners of the 35th Annual OB Holiday Parade

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Happy OB Holidays, by Meredith Houlton

Photos Capture Flavor of “Peace and Love”

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The OB Pause float, tied in winning “Neighbors” entry award. Photo by Meredith Houlton.

With the theme of “35 Years of Peace, Love and Ocean Beach” the OB Town Council hosted its annual holiday parade this past Saturday, Dec. 6th.  And again, it was a raging success, where thousands of locals and visitors watched the festive 4 block long parade, with one hundred floats or entries. And as usual, a mix of local high school and scout entries mixed with the weird and off-beat – genuine OB type of floats.

Photo by Rick Greenburg.

On late Monday, Dec. 8th, the Ocean Beach Town Council announced the winners, and here they are:


Family               OB Peace Heads: War Is Over If You Want It

Individual           Magician Loch David Crane and the Star Trike

Merchant           Inn at Sunset Cliffs

Neighbors          TIED VOTE:

OB Pause and OB’s Finest Presents “Say you want a Revolution”

Organization      TIED VOTE:

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and Dana Middle School Surfrider Club Presents
Surfrider Stranded OB Style

Panel of Local Judges

The winners were determined by a panel of esteemed local judges, which included:

  • Tom Perrotti, President of the OB Community Development Corporation;
  • Barbara Iacometti, President of the OB MainStreet Association;
  • Pete Ruscetti, President of the OB Planning Board;
  • Lynne Bolton, Local Artist and co-owner of The Electric Chair and Primitive Kool Gallery;
  • and Pat James, Co-Founder and President, of the OB Historical Society.

The OB Town Council will present the Parade winners with their awards/plaques at their next monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 28th, located at the Masonic Lodge at 1711 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard in Ocean Beach at 7:00pm. The public is, of course, welcome. Also, the Council is asking people if they have any feedback on the parade, please be sure to share your thoughts with them.

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Mindy Pellessier, OB Citizen of the Year. Photo by Rick Greenburg.

Annual Food and Toy Drive Needs Volunteers

In addition, the OB Town Council continues with their annual Food and Toy Drive prep nights on the 16th, 17th, and 19th of December – and they are always looking for volunteers and donations.  They ask that anyone stop by to lend a hand or give a donation.   Additionally, their distribution to local families and seniors will be on the morning of the 20th. All details are available on their calendar.

Scouts, by Patty Jones

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OB Elementary banner. By Patty Jones

OB Community Plan contingent with signs. Photo by Patty Jones.

Photo by Meredith Houlton

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Photo by Meredith Houlton

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Brian Brady December 14, 2014 at 8:05 am

Way to go Friendly Sons!


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