Rotary Halloween parade coming to Birdsboro

Photo by Matt Loudis Kids dress in spooky costume at last year's Birdsboro Rotary Club's Halloween Parade.

The season of ghouls, goblins and ghosts is here and that means it’s time for a Halloween celebration in Birdsboro. A tradition for over 40 years, the Birdsboro Rotary Club will host their annual Halloween parade 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

Registration for those participating in the parade will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Seniors High’s east parking lot.

“Before the parade begins, there will be judging for the costume contest for the individuals, groups, and floats,” Matt Loudis, event organizer, told The Southern Berks News.

Judges will evaluate the costumes based on smallest, funniest, glamorous, scariest, most creative and best cartoon character. There is a cash prize for those individuals who are awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Groups and floats receive non-cash prizes for most spectacular group, best organizational group, best adult float and best junior float.

According to a press release from the Rotary Club, the parade route will begin from the east parking lot at the Daniel Boone High School, 501 Chestnut Street, turn right on Chestnut St., turn left onto First Street, travel west and cross Furnace Street. The parade will end at the parking lot of Beacon Container Corporation.

“After the parade, there will be a get together with cider, candy and the trophy and prizes will be handed out,” Loudis explained.

The Daniel Boone Interact Club, the high school extension of Rotary, has been assisting with pre-registrations so individuals do not have to register the day of the event.

Come join Birdsboro for a celebration of Halloween, everyone is welcome.