The 17th Annual Jim Thorpe Halloween Parade will take place on Sunday, Oct. 30.
The parade, which is a Jim Thorpe Lions Club project, is bigger than last year. It starts at 4 p.m. at Jim Thorpe Area High School and will proceed south on Center Street to 9th Street and turn onto North Street. It will end at 2nd and Center streets, where buses will take parade participants to Memorial Hall for refreshments and the award ceremony.
The parade will begin forming at 3 p.m. at the high school.
First, second and third place awards will be given to floats and organizations at Memorial Park.
Everyone is invited to view the parade, which will pass the judges at St. Joseph's Church on North Street.
The lineup for the parade is as follows:
Jim Thorpe Police Department and Mayor Sofranko; Carbon County Sheriff's Department; Robert Marzen Sr./Harold Queen, representing over 100 years of Lions Club Service (both 50 years) plus members of the Jim Thorpe Lions Club; Jim Thorpe Lions Club; Jim Thorpe Lioness Club; Brownie Troop 34029 Jim Thorpe "Gingerbread people;" Carbon County Lion/Lioness 2011 Fair Queen and Court; Jim Thorpe National Bank; Girl Scouts, Daisy, "Candy Girls;" Girl Scouts, Cadets, "S'mores;" McDonald's, Nesquehoning, "Come in for a bite;" Rep. Doyle Heffley; Jim Thorpe High School Band; L.B. Morris Elementary School, "Be a hero stand up to bullies;" and the Carbon County Republican Committee.
The line up continues with the Jim Thorpe Fire Department; Jim Thorpe Camping Resort, "Scary Campers;" Brownie Girl Scout Troop 30134; Paddy the Irish Santa Claus; St. Joseph Regional Academy, "Trick or Treaters;" Penn Forest Fire Co. #1; East Carbon County Democrat Club; West Penn Pool Team "Bone Yard Band;" GSH PA Girl Scout Troop 34289, "Cosmo Brownies;" Bowmanstown Vol. Fire Company; Michael Reese "Traveling Grave Yard;" Carbon County Democrats; Perseverance Jazz Band; VFW Post 294; Olde Time Christmas J.T.; John McGuire/Lou Hall J.T. borough candidates; Shamrock Container Company; Victorian Festival Committee, "Switchback Railroad;" Steibler's Plumbing and Heating, Nesquehoning; Girl Scout Troop 34288, "Pirates Far from the Caribbean;" Forks of the Delaware Shriner's Club "Tin Lizzies;" Cub Scout Pack 138, Jim Thorpe; Juke Box Cruisers Car Club; Santa Claus.