Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Costumed youth line Suisun City's streets

From Daily Republic // Nov. 1, 2005

By Ian Thompson
SUISUN CITY - Three-year-old Shane Braselton wasn't just dressed up as a fireman for Halloween.

“I am a fireman,” Suisun City's littlest fireman forcefully explained.

The Suisun City Firefighters Association apparently agreed early Monday night during the judging of their 54th annual Halloween Parade along Main Street.

Braselton was given a ribbon after the crowd judged him as the best firefighter costume in the parade.

“He loves telling firefighter stories and his favorite movie is Ladder 49,” father Keith Braselton said.

Shane was one of more than 120 youngsters who marched down Main Street dressed as their favorite characters and animals before going out trick-or-treating.

Little cattle shared the parade with fairies, while wizards walked alongside knights and goblins and more than a few Darth Vaders and Jedi knights appeared.

Seven-month-old Isabella Nelson made the parade dressed as Princess Leia Organa and was accompanied by her brothers Yoda (Austin Nelson) and Darth Vader (Ashton Nelson).

“They are accompanying her on her maiden voyage,” father Jim Nelson said, after supplying the high point of the evening for Isabella - holding her milk bottle while she drank.

Eight-year-old Bailey Lucero sported the one of the most original costumes of the evening, one he had wanted to wear for a couple of years - that of a ham sandwich complete with lettuce.

“I saw it in a catalog and he liked it, so I made it for him,” mother Belinda Lucero said.

After the march, awards were handed out at the waterfront plaza to the best costumes as well as candy to all those who participated.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or ithompson@dailyrepublic.net.

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