THE BEST! Trout Parade Named Top Area Parade

Livingston Manor’s Trout Parade was  voted The Best Parade by The River Reporter Readers in the newspaper’s annual write-in vote contest.

The Best of Contest is now in its 16th year and now involves more than 2000 ballots from all over Wayne, Pike, Sullivan and Orange Counties.

A special “Best Of …” supplement to the newspaper will feature the Trout Parade’s win and all the other category winners and will be on newsstands in late January.

The Trout Parade, now a Livingston Manor tradition, was launched in 2004 and features zany costumes, colorful puppets, raucous music and many supporting events — all with trout-related themes.

The Catskill Art Society produces the Trout Parade in partnership with the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce, and with support from businesses and individuals from around the community. Proceeds from the event benefit a variety of cultural programs for children in Livingston Manor as well as Catskill Art Society.

For more information and details on how to become a sponsor or to participate in the upcoming 2012 Trout Parade, contact Catskill Art Society at 845-436-4227; or go to