A prosperous organization known for its civic-mindedness has been tabbed to lead this year's Palmerton Halloween Parade.
A pillar in the community for several decades, the Horsehead Community Development Fund, Inc., has been chosen as grand marshal of the 20th annual event.
Sponsored by the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce, the parade will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. The rain date is Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.
Bill Smelas, executive consultant for the HCDF, said the company was "happy to participate."