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October 18, 2011

Communities step out for Halloween parades

SELINSGROVE — It’s a festive fall event that draws a large crowd every October.

This year is no exception.

Selinsgrove’s annual Halloween parade will begin at 7 p.m. today. It is the first of at least nine community Hallloween parades planned over the next two weeks.

“I always look at events like this as a chance for the community to come together,” said Mayor Sean Christine. “If you have an opportunity to be in the parade, it’s amazing to see how many show up. Thousands of people.”

Christine has helped with the parade for about 10 years.

This year, as mayor, he will be at the front of the parade line, riding in a horse and carriage and dressed in mid-1800s attire, complete with a top hat and tails from J.Kleinbauer.

There’s a reason for the outfit, he said.

“If you’re going to do it for any certain time frame, it makes sense to do it when Selinsgrove was incorporated, in 1853,” he said.

Seventy-five pre-registrations have been submitted.

“People can expect to see really cool floats,” said Chris Kenawell, chair of the parade this year. “The schools always do something exciting.”

Kenawell has been involved in the annual event since 2001. This year, his office team, from State Farm, is planning a breast cancer awareness float.

“It’s nice to participate in an event that brings the community together for fun and fellowship,” Kenawell said, adding that there are several new restaurants and shops to visit in town.

Parade check-in will be at Middleburg Yarn, on the corner of High and Cherry streets at 4 p.m. for those who have not registered, and 5:15 p.m. for pre-registrants.

The parade forms on North High Street, between Bridge and Mill streets, and will begin at the corner of Bridge and Market streets, proceed south, and end at Sassafras Street.

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