Registration forms are now available for the 45th Annual Tamaqua Halloween Parade set for Tuesday, Oct. 25, beginning at 7 p.m.

The rain date is Wednesday, Oct. 26.

There is no entry fee and the parade is open to everyone, Tamaqua residents and those residing outside the borough. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top entries as determined by a panel of judges. Categories include Best of Show, Marching Units and Floats/Motorized.

The parade will once again be sponsored by the Tamaqua Lions Club, with assistance from the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce. Participants will assemble at the east end of the borough by 6:45 p.m. and the line of march will then head west on Broad Street. The judging stand will be located in front of the chamber office.

Communications along the parade route will be provided by the Tamaqua Wireless Association.

Registration forms are available at the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce Office, 114 W. Broad St. Completed forms must include the name, address and phone number of a contact person, as well as the entrant's theme, number of floats, vehicles and marchers. All participants will be called in advance of the parade with their position, set up location and entry number.

For more information on the parade, call 570) 668-1880 or email tamaquachamber@verizon.net.

The Tamaqua Lions Club is also accepting donations of used eyeglasses, which may be dropped off at the chamber office.