Bel Air events and parade results

Results from last week's Fourth of July events.

Morning events


Hamster races: Lou Lou, owned by Anna Williams of Whiteford, first; Sam, owned by Izzy Wheeler of Perry Hall, second; Mr. Nibbles, owned by Brandon Ghio of Bel Air, third.

Turtle Derby: box turtles: Turtley, entered by Tyler Lavinski of Bel Air, first; Crawlie, entered by Madison and Chase Thompson of Aberdeen, second; Bubble Bee, entered by Paris Maye of Bel Air, third. Other turtles: Octavius, entered by Curtis Himmler of Fallston, first; Wolverine, entered by Stephan and Elizabeth Cullinan of Bel Air, second; Junior, entered by Shawn Flemming of Bel Air, third.


Frog jumping: Louie Mama, entered by Hayden and Ella Celio of Bel Air, 144 inches, first; Leapster, entered by Sage Thorpe of Darlington, 123 inches, second; Jumpy, entered by Kyle Shanton and Sam Lynch of Jarrettsville, 115 inches, third.

Horseshoe pitching: Women's singles: Vickie Smith of Darlington, first; Bre Smith of Darlington, second. Women's doubles: Velma Schleicher of Bel Air and Desiree Hare of Belcamp, first; Vicki Smith and Bre Smith of Darlington, second. Men's singles: Jeff Cooper of Delta, Pa., first; Mark Farrington of Bel Air, second. Men's doubles: Dennis White and Dan Molino of Perry Hall, first; Tim Siford of Fallston and Mike Lewis of Kingsville, second.

Bicycle rodeo: Best decorated: girls: Jayda Gullion of Bel Air; boys: Norman Jones of Delta, Pa. Ages 5 and under, training wheels: Berky Barso of Bel Air, first; Jacob Risling of Bel Air, second; Garrett Kimmel of Baltimore, third. Ages 5 and under: Zach Tamanini of Forest Hill, first; Trent Wrzosek of Bel Air, second; Kaitlyn Calland of Street, third. Ages 6 to 8: Danny Rodier of Bel Air, first; Jimmy Calland of Street, second; Norman Jones of Delta, Pa., third. Ages 9 to 10: Brett Buckman of Bel Air, first; Aiden Bennett of Bel Air, second; Michael Garland of Bel Air, third. Ages 11 to 13: Chase Donelson of Bel Air, first; Jake Borrows of Bel Air, second; Aubrey Hoover of Bel Air, third.

Uncle Sam Says: Ages 7 and under: Morgan Hennigan from Bel Air, first; Maggie Donahue from Bel Air, second; Seth Panowitz from Bel Air, third. Ages 8 to 10: Chase Vogue from Bel Air, first; Jessica Sparr from Bel Air, second. Ages 11 to 13: Jessica Douglas from Whiteford, first; Connor Lorenz from Bel Air, second; Morgan Reinhardt from Whiteford, third. Ages 14 and older: Kayla Williams from Whiteford, first; Sharon Pindell from Bel Air, second; Stacey Sheetz from Bel Air, third.

Watermelon eating contest: Ages 6 and under: Morgan Hannigan from Bel Air, first; Grace Buckleman, second; Will Barto from Fallston, third. Ages 7 to 10: Katie Airey from Forest Hill, first; Emma Sheridan from Bel Air, second; Kyle Roeder from Whiteford, third. Ages 11 to 16: Luke Dippel from Fallston, first; Sabrina Mills from Forest Hill, second; Megan Burton from Bel Air, third. Ages 17 and older: Aynsley Grove from Bel Air, first; Matt Fodel from Bel Air, second; Mike Borns from Forest Hill, third.

Parade results

Floats: Baha'i's of Bel Air, first; Oak Grove Baptist Church, second; Harford County Farm Fair, third; Heart of David Worshippers, fourth; Bel Air Terps Football, fifth; Ripken Baseball, sixth; WAMD radio, seventh.

Equestrian units: Shining Eye Percherons, first; America in Miniature, second; Uncle Miltie's Minis, third; Kline Family Carriage, fourth.


Antique vehicles: Smith Family antique vehicles and tractors, first; Tom Harrington's 1962 Chevy, second, Corbin Fuel antique delivery truck, third.

Color guards: Harford County Detachment, Marine Corps League, first; Charlie Company 22nd Battalion, second; American Legion Post 29, third.

Mobile units: Mt. Ararat Masonic family, first; Strictly Business Car and Truck Club, second; Insanity 4x4 team, third; Maryland State Police Alumni Association, fourth.

Marching units: Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, first; Cub Scout Pack 936, second; Cub Scout Pack 999, third.

Emergency vehicles: Level Volunteer Fire Company, first; Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, second; Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company, third.

Comic/novelty acts: Uncle Sam on Pennyfarthing cycle, first; Aberdeen Recyclers, second; Rosman's 4th Regiment of Sams, third.


]The 2012 Harford County High School Bel Air July 4 Parade Trophy is awarded to the C. Milton Wright High School Marching Mustang Band.

Bands, drum and bugle corps, majorette corps: Bel Air Community Band, first; John F. Nicoll Pipes and Drums, second; Carolina Gold, third.

Notable people: Most Patriotic: Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen; Best Presentation: Del. Susan McComas; Most Popular with the Crowd: Harford County Little Fire Chief; Seemed Happiest to be in the Parade: Harford County Public Schools Teacher of the Year and Nurse of the Year.

Judges awards for special merit: Havre de Grace High Marching Band, Patterson Mill High Marching Band, Edgewood High Marching band, the Philippine Heritage Band, Hall's Honey Pots and Miss Bel Air Independence Day 2012 Stephanie Meadowcroft.

Parade sponsors included Balsamo, Stewart, Lutters & Ruth, CPAs; Buontempo Brothers/Tower Restaurant; Festival at Bel Air, sponsor of the Alliance Drum and Bugle Corps; HAR-CO Maryland Federal Credit Union; Jones Junction Auto Dealerships; Klein's ShopRites of Maryland; Oak Contracting Inc., sponsor of the Edgewood High School Band; Plaza Ford; PNC Bank; Point Breeze Credit Union; SAIC; TD Bank; and Triad Mechanical Services.