Make-A-Wish float nabs grand prize

By on October 30, 2013

The grand prize winner at this year’s Halloween parade was a float sponsored by Make-A-Wish of Philadelphia and the Susquehanna Valley.

Faith Geib, who designed the float, is a parade veteran, and very passionate about Make-A-Wish.

"I donate all the prize money back to Make-A-Wish," Geib said. "I’ve made $2,055 in my past three parades and it all goes back to the cause."

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Geib added that the cost to grant a wish to a typical Make-A-Wish kid is $1,000, so the prize money will certainly be put to good use.

Riding on the float was brain tumor survivor Damiana "Dami" Schmehl, a student at Lititz Elementary School. Dami and her family are celebrating the fact that Dami has been cancer-free for 10 months.