(PHOTOS) Hopkins Children March in Kiddie Parade

Monday’s parade was part of the Raspberry Festival.

Children filled Hopkins’ Mainstreet on Monday evening for the Raspberry Festival’s annual Kiddie Parade.

The children dressed up to try to win trophies for best costume or theme then pedaled, walked or rode from to .

The winners were:

  • First Prize: A Toy Story theme with 5-year-old Natalie as Jessie, 2-year-old Owen as Woodie, 3-year-old Maddox as Mr. Potato Head, 6-year-old Scarlet as Barbie and 2-year-old Asher as Rex.
  • Second Prize: A pirate float with 5-year-old Keira and 2-year-old Ella
  • Third Prize: 8-year-old Ruth Freiberg as “raspberry girl”

Have you been shooting photos of the Raspberry Festival events? Don’t forget to for a chance to win passes.


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Chris July 11, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Very cute! This is part of what makes Hopkins such a great place to live. Thanks for the pictures Mr. Warden -Chris
James Warden (Editor) July 11, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Thanks for the kind words. The children were wonderful — and I love how people on the street came out to support them. I know I'm not the only one around town shooting Raspberry Festival photos. For a chance to win Stages passes, upload your best shots here: http://hopkins.patch.com/articles/raspberry-festival-photo-contest
LORI FREIBERG July 12, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Way to go to all the children in the Kiddie Parade!! How fun for them!!! RUTHIE, Mom and you have put together some wonderful costumes! I have enjoyed the eight years!! Thank you Ruthie!! We (Ruthie and mom) together decided that this would be "RUTHIE'S LAST KIDDIE PARADE". Ruthie is upset about it because she has done it since she was six months old. It is time to watch others enjoy what she has enjoyed for eight years!! Thank you Jeff D for all the great time and years you put into this wonderful CITY " HOPKINS Raspberry Days!!" THANK YOU, From LORI and RUTH FREIBERG!!!
James Warden (Editor) July 12, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Ruth had an exceptionally creative costume. I especially loved the flower pot.


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