The Wildwoods Announce the Winners of 7th Annual Baby Waddle Contest and 110th Annual Baby Parade

The Wildwoods, NJ – August 2, 2019 – The Wildwoods 7th Annual Baby Waddle Contest and the 110th Annual Wildwoods Baby Parade, a tradition since 1909, were fun-filled events full of smiles, babies and toddlers from across the tri-state area.

The Wildwoods Baby Waddle Contest, held on Tuesday, July 30, brought out speed-crawling babies and fast-waddling toddlers to the Wildwoods Convention Center. Participants in the two categories – The Crawl and The Waddle – were encouraged by their parents to crawl or ‘waddle’ from the center to the edge of a 45-foot diameter colorful parachute circle. The baby or toddler that made its way out of the circle first won.

Victor Fox of Philadelphia, PA took first place in the Crawlers category; and Makenna Anhalt of Philadelphia, PA took first place in the Waddlers category. The winning crawler and ‘waddler’ each won a family 4-pack to Morey’s Piers which includes a 3-hour session at either Raging Waters or Ocean Oasis Waterparks, and unlimited amusement rides at all three Morey’s Piers amusement parks.

This year’s 110th Wildwoods Baby Parade, presented by the Wildwood Civic Club, attracted the region’s most adorable children, along with creative floats, decorated carriages and wagons, and crowds of parents, family, friends and vacationers – all taking part in the festivities and admiring the costumed youngsters.

The newly crowned Queen Oceania, Riley Kane and her court, Abigail Pruszinski and Reagan Kobierowski, presided over the parade as their first official duty.

The 110th Wildwoods Baby Parade drew babies from throughout the tri-state area; and three winners from each of the six categories were chosen. Below is a list of first, second and third place winners from each of the six categories:

Cutest Baby Boy

1st Place – Noah Uricheck – Baltimore, MD

2nd Place – Joey Giordano – Hamilton, NJ
3rd Place – Antonio Maucione – Wildwood, NJ

Cutest Baby Girl

1st Place – Josephine Fitzgerald – Tinton Falls, NJ

2nd Place – Parker Zoy Silfee – Poconos, PA

3rd Place – Hope Brockman – Rio Grande, NJ

Individual Best Dressed

1st Place – Abigail Kinee – Aston, PA

2nd Place – Mia Rose DiCesare – Wildwood, NJ
3rd Place – Aydin Dougherty – Folsom, PA

Best Themed Group

1st Place – Victor Fox, Winnie Fox & Vivian Entz – Philadelphia, PA

2nd Place – Grace & Delilah Kennedy – Cape May Court House, NJ

3rd Place – Jason & Damien McElwee – North Wildwood, NJ

Small Float

1st Place – Myles & Macyn Dettrey – Wildwood, NJ

2nd Place – Quinn Jochens – Franklinville, NJ
3rd Place – Ryker Toanone – Levittown, PA

Large Float

1st Place – Kaylee Stotler – Verona, PA

2nd Place – Duncan & Enoch Families – Bala Cynwyd & Conshohocken, PA

3rd Place – David Misko – Lindenwold, NJ

The Wildwoods Baby Parade has been a time-honored Jersey Shore tradition since 1909, and this year’s event demonstrated that this is still one of the Jersey Shore’s most anticipated and popular summertime events for families.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, please visit or call 800-992-9732.


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