The Boyertown Halloween Parade Association'S 66th Annual Halloween Parade will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, commencing at 7 p.m. Formation will begin at the Boyertown Elementary School, Boyertown Junior High School West and Berk Wiper parking lots.
WRFY (102.5 FM) will be the MC for the parade. They, along with the judges, will be located at the front side of the Friendship Hook and Ladder Fire Company on Third and Warwick streets.
Prize money totaling over $2,230 and trophies will be awarded in the following categories: Float (any size), Drill and Baton Unit, Best Scouting Unit, Costumed Group (two or more) Individual and Most Original. Each category will be awarded a First, Second, Third and Fourth prize.
Businesses may compete in the Commercial category. A large trophy will be awarded to the winner. Businesses however may still advertise their business in the parade without being judged. A small donation is required for any business advertising in the parade.
Individual walkers are to register at the first division which is located at the Berk Wiper parking lot on the night of parade. An area at the lower end of the parking lot will be designated for walkers. Individual walkers need not pre-register.
This year's parade route will change. The route will begin at Second and Madison streets, north to Philadelphia Avenue, west on Philadelphia Avenue to south on Reading Ave. to South Warwick Street, left onto East Second, left on South Washington, right on east Third Street, south onto Monroe Street. To leave up Second Street, turn left onto Franklin Street.
Vendor spots are still available for any vendors, local organizations, clubs, etc. who would like to sell food and/or novelties along the parade route.
Any business or individual who would like to donate to the parade can write to The Boyertown Halloween Parade Association, 105 Miller Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505.
For parade information and registration call 610-310-8497. Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 15.
Due to safety concerns any items placed on the sidewalks to save spots along the parade route before Friday at 7 p.m. will be removed and disposed of by the Borough of Boyertown.
The rain date will be Sunday, Oct. 21 and will be announced by WRFY (102.5 FM).