Pottstown Halloween Parade Set For Oct. 25
POTTSTOWN PA – A crowd of about 350 children costumed for Halloween will march Oct. 25 (2016; Tuesday) beginning at 7 p.m. down East High Street during the annual Pottstown Community Halloween Parade. Costume judging will start at 6 p.m. in the parking area behind Goodwill Fire Company, at High and Bailey streets, followed by the parade.
It’s free to watch and open to the public. Bring a chair and find seating of your choice at the curb along East High west of the fire company.
The anticipated excitement of kids ready for the holiday will be accompanied by marching bands from Pottstown and Pottsgrove high and middle schools, as well as by appearances by the Boyertown Alumni Band and the Phillie Phanatic. Traveling the parade route, as well, will be trucks and apparatus from local fire companies, and a variety of decorated floats from local community groups.
During costume judging, prizes will be awarded to winners in the prettiest, scariest, most original, best Halloween theme, and best television or movie character categories. Prizes will be awarded to the best floats, too. Organizations entering floats must register them with the borough Parks and Recreation Department at Borough Hall by Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. Find more information about float participation here.
The event is sponsored jointly by the Rotary Club of Pottstown, the American Business Club (AMBUCS), and the Pottstown Parks and Recreation Department. An alternative rain date of Oct. 27 (Thursday) also has been scheduled.
Financial support for the parade is provided by the Rotary and AMBUCS clubs and their members, the Parks and Recreation Department, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, and Key Bank. Contributions have also been received from other members of the community. Additional tax-deductible contributions may be sent to the Rotary Club of Pottstown, P.O. Box 227, Pottstown PA 19464, with checks made to the non-profit Pottstown Rotary Community Endowment Fund.
Rotary Manages Schwenksville Halloween Parade
SCHWENKSVILLE PA – The annual Halloween Parade managed for the borough of Schwenksville by the Central Perkiomen Rotary Club will begin Oct. 27 (2016; Thursday) with registration at 6 p.m. at the Heidelberg United Church of Christ on Second Street, and the parade start at 7 p.m. It winds up in the parking lot of Univest Bank And Trust, 415 Main St.
The parade is free and open to the public. Registrations also are being taken online by the Rotary Club, here.
The parade features free Kona Water Ice, candy, food, refreshments, balloons, and music provided by DJ Bob Paolucci. Cash prizes will be awarded for costumes in the categories of scariest, best character, most original, and best group.
Collegeville Halloween Parade Set For Oct. 26
COLLEGEVILLE PA – The annual Halloween Parade sponsored by the Rotary Club of Collegeville is scheduled for Oct. 26 (2016; Wednesday), with a line-up that begins at 5:30 p.m. behind Chows Bistro on Main Street.
Trick-Or-Treating In Lower Pottsgrove? Not After 9!
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Halloween will no longer be an all-night affair on the streets of Lower Pottsgrove.
Trick-or-treating on Halloween night (Oct. 31, 2016) within the township will be limited to three hours, from 6-9 p.m., Police Chief Michael Foltz announced during Monday’s (Oct. 3) Board of Commissioners’ meeting. The reason: more people cherish their privacy, he said.
Limiting Halloween hours in the township has not been deemed a necessity in many years, but during 2015 some trick-or-treaters apparently went overboard, township Manager Ed Wagner confirmed. A few showed up at homes far later than usual, “and we got a lot of complaints,” he added.
Later night activity also can tend toward mischief, Wagner noted, and police hope to avoid that.
Although patrols will have an obvious presence on Halloween night, the department on its Facebook page said it would not cite or arrest people who were out past 9 p.m. However, it urged home owners contacted by ghosts, goblins and other costumed characters outside the designated hours to call and notify police, “and we will enforce the times through proper communication channels.”
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Royersford Parade Launches Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.
ROYERSFORD PA – The borough’s annual Halloween Parade is scheduled to be held Oct. 24 (2016; Monday) beginning at 7 p.m. from the corner of Main and Sixth streets, with an alternative rain date of Oct. 26 (Wednesday). The parade route will end at Third Street and Myrtle Alley.
Prizes will be awarded for costumed participants, but all those competing must be registered and numbered. Numbers will be available beginning Oct. 10 at borough hall, 300 Main St.; Annamarie’s Place, 347 Main St.; and Christman Jewelers, 352 Main St.
Companies or organizations intending to enter a float or group in the parade also must register by calling Jan at 610-948-9220 or Dwight at 610-334-2790.
Pottsgrove Schools Host Trunk-Or-Treats, Parade
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Elementary schools of the Pottsgrove School District, and their respective Parent-Teacher Associations, have placed Halloween activities on the district calendar:
- Trunk or treat visits for West Pottsgrove Elementary students in kindergarten through second grade will be held Oct. 29 (Saturday) from 3-4:30 p.m. in the school parking lot off Grosstown Road. An alternative rain date has been scheduled for the same times on Oct. 30 (Sunday); and
- The Halloween parade for students in kindergarten through second grade who attend Ringing Rocks Elementary will be held during the afternoon of Oct. 28 (Friday) outside the school (weather permitting) on Kauffman Road.
- Trick or treat visits from the trunks of decorated cars for Lower Pottsgrove Elementary students in grades 3-5 were held Oct. 16 (2016; Sunday) from 4:30-6 p.m. in the school parking lot off Buchert Road.
Boyertown Hosts Haunted Walks, Investigations
BOYERTOWN PA – Haunted and historical walks through the borough of Boyertown, exclusively created for the Halloween holiday, were scheduled to be held Oct. 15 (2016; Saturday) beginning at 8 p.m. in the community room of Borough Hall, 100 S. Washington St., according to Building A Better Boyertown. Tickets for the events cost $12 for adults and $10 for students.
Additionally, a so-called “paranormal investigation” of Boyertown was scheduled for Oct. 15, and will begin also at 8 p.m. from the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, 85 S. Walnut St. Tickets for it are $25 for adults and $20 for students.
For more information, call Building A Better Boyertown at 610-369-3054.
Trunk-Or-Treat Event Precedes Boyertown Parade
BOYERTOWN PA – A Halloween trunk-or-treat event, in which revelers visit the trunks of collectively parked cars to pick up their treats in a supervised, safe, and confined space, will be held Oct. 22 (2016; Saturday) from 3-5 p.m. in the shared parking lot of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., and Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 35 W. Philadelphia Ave.
The churches have invited borough children and their parents, before the start of the borough Halloween Parade, to “come enjoy trick-or-treating … in a safe and welcoming environment. Grab a bite to eat, and play some games too,” they said.
An alternative rain date has been set for the same hours on Oct. 23 (Sunday).
Let A Boyertown Story Put You In The Mood
BOYERTOWN PA – Building A Better Boyertown kicked off the Halloween season Saturday (Oct. 1, 2016) with the somewhat scary story, “The Legend Of Boyertown,” as told by Ric Savage. The event was free and open to the public, and hosted at three different times and locations:
- Noon, at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, 85 S. Walnut St.;
- 2 p.m., at The Other Farm Brewery, 128 E. Philadelphia Ave.; and
- 5 p.m., at the Samana Holistic Center, 35 E. Philadelphia Ave.
For more information, call Building A Better Boyertown at 610-369-3054.