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Pottstown Halloween parade kicks off at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24

By Digital First Media

Thursday, October 19, 2017

About 350 children dressed in their finest costumes will march down High Street in the annual Pottstown Community Halloween Parade on Tuesday, Oct. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. at High and Bailey streets. Rain date is Thursday, Oct. 26. They will be accompanied by the Pottstown and Pottsgrove high school and middle school marching bands. The Boyertown Alumni Band and the Phillie Phanatic and a contingent from the Reading Royals will also make an appearance.

There will be a variety of decorated floats from local community groups and many fire engines. Prizes will also be awarded to the best floats. Organizations with floats must register with the Parks and Recreation Department, Pottstown Borough Hall by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. Further information can be found at

Beginning at 6 to 6:30 p.m. children dressed in costume will be judged in the parking area behind the Goodwill Fire Company, High and Bailey streets. Prizes will be awarded. Categories include Prettiest, Scariest, Most Original, Best Halloween Theme and Best TV/Movie Character.

The event is sponsored jointly by the Rotary Club of Pottstown, the American Business Club (AMBUCS), and the Pottstown Parks and Recreation Department, as well as providing the financial support. Contributions have also been received from other members of the community. Additional donations may be sent to the Rotary Club of Pottstown, P.O. Box 227, Pottstown, PA 19464. Checks should be made out to the Pottstown Rotary Community Endowment Fund (PRCEF) a 501(c)3 Foundation. Contributions are tax deductible.