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From left to right, Jack Jefferson, dressed as Freddy Krueger, James Jefferson, as a Minecraft character, and Terrell Simmons, as Scream, applaud during the Suisun City Halloween costume contest Thursday. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

Suisun City

Suisun City hosts annual costume parade

By From page A1 | November 01, 2013

SUISUN CITY — A 62-year tradition continued Thursday afternoon in Suisun City at the annual Halloween parade and costume contest.

More than 200 children, teens and adults gathered for the costume contest, sponsored by the Suisun City Fire Department.

The Harris family from Fairfield decked themselves out in Alice in Wonderland wear fashioned by mother Diana Harris.

Dad Jackson Harris wore the Queen of Hearts card while his wife played the role. Even Jake, the family’s yellow Labrador, had a role as the Cheshire Cat.

The Harris children, Ayden, 6, Brody, 5, Jackson, 4, Owen, 3, Sawyer, 20 months and Lincoln, 2 months, respectively played the Mad Hatter, Tweeddale Dee, Tweeddale Dum, the white rabbit, the caterpillar and the king.

“We are Disney fans,” Diana Harris said of the choice of costumes.

She made all the costumes, starting at the beginning of September.

“You can’t start too early,” she said. “The kids grow so fast.”

The Hodge family disguised themselves as Harry Potter characters.

Mom Lisa Hodge was dressed as Professor Minerva McGonagall; her husband Daryl Hodge was Potter. Their twin daughters, Hayley and Scarlett, were Ginny Weasley and Crookshanks, respectively.

“It’s fun and it’s traditional,” Lisa Hodge said of the family’s seven-year run in the parade. 

Brother and sister Michael Escamilla and Serena Scott said they didn’t trick-or-treat as children. He dressed as Satan for the Suisun City parade. Scott dressed her daughter, Morgan Scott, 2, as Marie Antoinette.

“The funniest thing is I’m one of the scaredy cats when going through haunted houses,” Escamilla said. “It’s my favorite holiday, even more than Christmas,” Scott said.

The event also included special awards for those dressed as firefighters and policemen.

Alesandrea Pala-Plasstienan won the best police costume. Lucas Arnold Oliver, 2 months old, donned the favored firefighter costume. Other winners were:

  • Ages newborn to 3: Arianna Brown, first; Ivana Seggay, second; Kaiden Lapurga, third.
  • Ages 4-5: Michael Lapurga, first; Danika DeLoatch, second; Hayden Papadopoulos, third.
  • Ages 6-7: Devon Scott, first; Zoe Parra, second; Tristian McReyndolds, third.
  • Ages 8-9: Karlie Almendariz, first; Lizzie Wilson, second; Brianna Sellers, third.
  • Ages 10-16: Kylie Papadopouos, first; Gavin Straddeck, second; Emily Wilson, third.
  • Ages 17 and older: Galean Camin, first; Jeffrey Domiano Jr., second; Linzzy Plass, third.
  • Family costumes: The Harris Family, first; Kastania Carson, Andre Carson, Kalea Carson and Andre Carson III, second; Alexandra Azzopardi, Kylie Azzopardi and Elizabeth Pierson and Byron Pierson; third.
  • Best costume: Galean Camin.

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Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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  • Rita GoldenNovember 01, 2013 - 3:28 am

    The guy, Michael Escamilla's costume describes this holiday to a "T". It is Satan's major holiday and it is a shame that parents let their children participate in it. Parents need to do some research on it and see if they still want to let their children be part of it.

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  • Mr. PracticalNovember 01, 2013 - 5:58 am


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  • Jason KnowlesNovember 01, 2013 - 7:52 am

    Oh yes, these Pagan holidays! Rita, thank you for bringing up such a great point. Parents should also look up Saturnalia (aka "Christmas") and Eostre and keep your good Christian children away from those "holidays" as well. God be praised! Maranatha!

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  • JaneNovember 01, 2013 - 9:03 am

    My only comment is the Harris family should look into birth control - 6 kids under 6yrs. Holy cow!

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  • AdrianNovember 01, 2013 - 10:01 am

    I know the Harris family. Dad works, mom stays home and not one dime of govt support. Knowing that, have as many as you want. Good job guys (Diana) :)

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  • Mr. PracticalNovember 01, 2013 - 12:40 pm

    Adrian, thank you for that info. I'd much rather see a capable family raise six children than someone without the financial or emotional means, raise one.

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