Boy­er­town Hal­loween Pa­rade sched­uled to re­turn Oct. 20

The Boyertown Area Times - - FRONT PAGE - From Bran­don Yoder Pa­rade Com­mit­tee

The Boy­er­town Hal­loween Pa­rade As­so­ci­a­tion’S 66th An­nual Hal­loween Pa­rade will be held on Sat­ur­day, Oct. 20, com­menc­ing at 7 p.m. For­ma­tion will be­gin at the Boy­er­town El­e­men­tary School, Boy­er­town Ju­nior High School West and Berk Wiper park­ing lots.

WRFY (102.5 FM) will be the MC for the pa­rade. They, along with the judges, will be lo­cated at the front side of the Friend­ship Hook and Lad­der Fire Com­pany on Third and War­wick streets.

Prize money to­tal­ing over $2,230 and tro­phies will be awarded in the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories: Float (any size), Drill and Ba­ton Unit, Best Scout­ing Unit, Cos­tumed Group (two or more) In­di­vid­ual and Most Orig­i­nal. Each cat­e­gory will be awarded a First, Sec­ond, Third and Fourth prize.

Busi­nesses may com­pete in the Com­mer­cial cat­e­gory. A large tro­phy will be awarded to the win­ner. Busi­nesses how­ever may still ad­ver­tise their busi­ness in the pa­rade with­out be­ing judged. A small dona­tion is re­quired for any busi­ness ad­ver­tis­ing in the pa­rade.

In­di­vid­ual walk­ers are to reg­is­ter at the first di­vi­sion which is lo­cated at the Berk Wiper park­ing lot on the night of pa­rade. An area at the lower end of the park­ing lot will be des­ig­nated for walk­ers. In­di­vid­ual walk­ers need not pre-reg­is­ter.

This year’s pa­rade route will change. The route will be­gin at Sec­ond and Madi­son streets, north to Philadel­phia Av­enue, west on Philadel­phia Av­enue to south on Read­ing Ave. to South War­wick Street, left onto East Sec­ond, left on South Wash­ing­ton, right on east Third Street, south onto Mon­roe Street. To leave up Sec­ond Street, turn left onto Franklin Street.

Ven­dor spots are still avail­able for any ven­dors, lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions, clubs, etc. who would like to sell food and/or nov­el­ties along the pa­rade route.

Any busi­ness or in­di­vid­ual who would like to do­nate to the pa­rade can write to The Boy­er­town Hal­loween Pa­rade As­so­ci­a­tion, 105 Miller Road, Bech­telsville, PA 19505.

For pa­rade in­for­ma­tion and regis­tra­tion call 610-310-8497. Regis­tra­tion dead­line is Fri­day, Oct. 15.

Due to safety con­cerns any items placed on the side­walks to save spots along the pa­rade route be­fore Fri­day at 7 p.m. will be re­moved and dis­posed of by the Bor­ough of Boy­er­town.

The rain date will be Sun­day, Oct. 21 and will be an­nounced by WRFY (102.5 FM).

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