Halloween events set in Greencastle ' parade Friday night

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Two annual Halloween events are set for this week in Greencastle.

The Borough of Greencastle has set 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 as Trick or Treat night. Residents who wish to participate should turn on their porch lights.

The annual Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Greencastle Exchange Club, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

Registration is free and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Jerome R. King Playground's southern-most pavilion.

Prizes will be awarded in three costumed categories: individual, groups and float. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three in each category.

This year in honor of Greencastle Exchange Club’s 25th anniversary serving the community, there will be an additional prize given to the participant or float that best exemplifies one of the three focus areas of the service club: service to family, community and country.

Also in commemorating the anniversary, a blue ribbon will be given to each participant in honor of the organization’s national project, “Prevention of Child Abuse”.

The parade route will stay the same as previous years. From the south end of the playground, the parade will follow South Carlisle Street to the square and turn east onto Baltimore Street. At Allison Street the procession will go north to Walter Avenue and then west to Carlisle Street before ending at the north end of the playground.

Free hot chocolate and cookies will be provided at the end of the parade in the playground's northern-most pavilion.

Additional lighting along the parade route will be donated by Valley Quarries. The flat bed truck that will be used as a judge's stand will be donated by Tom Shockey Collision.

For information, call 643-0407.