‘Baby’ spanks costume competitors

In a field of 74 contestants, Donna Chisholm won $1,000 for her first-place “Baby on Baby Dresser” costume during the Halloween in Lahaina Costume Contest on Thursday on Front Street.

Kimo Campos claimed second with his costume “Death Knight,” and Melissa Bruck grabbed third with “Bee-ing Pollintes.” They also received prizes.

Hundreds of children participated in the 35th annual Keiki Costume Parade, sponsored by Soroptimist of West Maui. Each participant walked around the Banyan Tree and received a prize.

“Contest entry increases every year . . . This was our largest yet,” said Kathy O’Brien, LahainaTown Action Committee board member. “We’re hoping for more people to donate prizes, though, so we can give out even more prizes in the future.”