Har­leysville Hal­loween Parade draws a crowd

Souderton Independent - - FRONT PAGE - By Meghan Ross

Ghosts and ghouls marched and danced down Maple Av­enue Satur­day, Oct. 20, for the 30th an­nual Har­leysville Hal­loween Parade.

Spec­ta­tors lined the street sit­ting in lawn chairs, on blan­kets and on the curb and many chil­dren clutched jack-o’-lan­tern candy car­ri­ers.

The parade be­gan at In­dian Val­ley Mid­dle School at 11 a.m., af­ter the judges had cho­sen the first-, sec­on­dand third-place cos­tume win­ners in sev­eral cat­e­gories.

Among the parade par­tic­i­pants were the Leos, a ju­nior club as­soci- ated with the Har­leysville Lions, as well as kids and adults dressed as princesses, clowns, su­per­heroes, witches, an­i­mals and car­toon char­ac­ters.

There was also a group of “Ghost­busters” sport­ing sun­glasses and back­packs with a large group of girls dressed as ghosts with white tu­tus, pig­tails and white makeup. The car in front of group played the theme song to “Ghost­busters,” and the girls did a dance rou­tine.

Sev­eral peo­ple af­ter the parade said the scari­est and the best par­tic­i­pant in the parade was a car driven by a man in a skele­ton cos­tume. The car had a dummy on top of the car, and a man dressed as a zom­bie hob­bled be­hind them.

In ad­di­tion to the groups and in­di­vid­u­als, the parade fea­tured sev­eral firetrucks and a John Deere trac­tor. The Marine Corps Re­serve also drove through the parade and col­lected un­wrapped gifts for Toys for Tots.

Parade Chair­man Dean Shol­len­berger, who has been or­ga­niz­ing the event for sev­eral years, said he was pleased with this year’s parade.

“It’s a great turnout, and the weather is per­fect,” he said.

When the parade ended, the par­tic­i­pants and peo­ple who watched

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