Pottstown Halloween Parade Set For Oct. 25

A float from an earlier Halloween parade in the borough

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.

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