Greater Northern Lehigh Halloween Parade rescheduled
The litany of homes without power weren't the only targets Mother Nature conspired against over the weekend.
The 104th annual Greater Northern Lehigh Halloween Parade that had been scheduled for this past Saturday has been postponed.
But, due to that day's unseasonable storm that dumped multiple inches of snow and rendered countless homes powerless, the event will now be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.
Sponsored by the Northern Lehigh Events Committee, the parade will form at 4:30 p.m. at South and Main Street in Slatington. From there, it will follow Main Street through Slatington, over the General Morgan Bridge, and continue into Walnutport, where it will then turn onto Lincoln Avenue.
Walking groups and small floats will be picked up at the Walnutport Playground, while large floats pull into the shopping center parking lot for unloading. Streets in the boroughs of Slatington and Walnutport will be closed to traffic as of 4 p.m.
The theme of this year's parade is "Board Games Galore", and will consist of various Halloween-themed entries.
There is no grand marshal for this year's parade because no applications were submitted by Northern Lehigh Middle School students who would have led the parade as King and Queen.
However, the Northern Lehigh High School Interact Club will again be on hand to collect canned goods throughout the parade that will be donated to the local food bank.
Anyone who would like to volunteer on the committee, or with questions about the parade, may call 484-265-1028.