Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Hundreds of trick or treaters and their family members marched in the annual Halloween parade on Sunday to kick off the door-to-door candy-collecting holiday.
Bill Morak, a member of Mt. Airy Neighbors who put together the illuminated Frankenstein and skeleton float that led the parade, said he thought this year’s parade had more than 300 participants.
“The whole point of the parade is to have fun and for the kids to start off trick-or-treating in a social atmosphere,” Morak said.
The trick or treaters, decked out in costumes ranging from fairies to Spider-man, began the route at 6:30 p.m. on Greene Street and made a left onto West Sedgwick Street, and then a right on Henley Street before finishing the parade around 6:50 p.m. on Carpenter Lane.
Heather Pierce, president of the Carpentar Woods Town Watch, said the parade has been going on for over 25 years.
“This year’s [attendance] was very large, and it seems to be growing every year,” she said.
Mia Hayes, who was dressed as a princess for Halloween, was too shy to say how she thought this year’s parade went, but Marva Hayes, her aunt, said the event went well.
“There wasn’t a lot of music this year, but other than that, it was fun,” the Mt. Airy resident said.
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