Halloween Parade continues to grow

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
The Daisys were among the prize winners Friday during the Greencastle Halloween Parade.

Greencastle’s Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Exchange Club Friday night, was the longest in recent memory with 34 entries along with the Greencastle-Antrim high school and middle school bands.

A dozen prizes were awarded following the promenade that drew hundreds to the streets of Greencastle.

“It was one of the most successful in recent years and was twice as long,” said Nathan Nardi of the Exchange Club.

“I don’t remember one that was 30 minutes long.”

Prizes were awarded in four categories as follows:

Floats — 1. Quad State Compressors; 2. Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin; 3. Little Bear Daycare.

Groups of 11 and more — 1. Clarissa's School of Performing Arts; 2. Daisy Girl Scouts; 3. Pack 13, Den 5.

Groups of 2-10 — 1. Sonny and Cher; 2. Jason Green; 3. Tastykake.

Individuals — 1. Lindsay Carbaugh (angel on a horse); 2. Benjamin Burcker (little monkey); 3. Logan Zehrung (soldier).

Following the parade, participants returned to the Jerome R. King Playground for refreshments. Valley Quarries provided lighting on Walter Avenue and Tom Shockey Collision provided a rollback for the judging stand.

Nardi added, “I’d like to thank on behalf of the club, the community for their participation, the judges, the playground board, Valley Quarries and Tom Shockey.”

The Greencastle Exchange Club meets at 7:30 a.m. each Thursday at Casey’s.