ADA — The Village of Ada took to the streets Tuesday evening for the Ada Kiwanis Annual Halloween Parade. Escorted by the Ada High School Band, who were also actively participating in the costume contest, the parade started at the village offices on Buckeye and ended at the Ada Depot.  Trophies, ribbons and candy were awarded for prettiest, scariest, and most original costumes in groups of pre-school, elementary, high school and all other ages.  
The Buy Ada First committee held a pizza cook off with four local pizzerias vying for the “2015 Pizza Cook-off People’s Favorite Choice Award”.   Contestants participating were East of Chicago, Viva Maria, Ada Express Mart and Padrones.  After lots of taste testing among the hungry crowd of paraders, all the votes were tallied with East of Chicago coming out ahead of the pack and claiming the title.  

Meanwhile, the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Tortilla Pride Contest and a Pumpkin Hunt.  The Ada Farm to Table company, Harvest Pride, showcased their assortment of tortilla chips of blue corn, guacamole, ranch and nacho cheese, as they took a consensus to find which one was most favored. As one taste tester claimed, “I think they are great and I like them all.”

The pumpkin hunt required detective skills as contestants scrambled to match the riddles to the downtown shops and capture a prized pumpkin.  The contest ran from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., allowing a few additional hours for shops to share their wares as contestants checked in.