Slatington, Walnutport Halloween Parade organized for Saturday
Costumes, floats and hair-raising fun is set to hit the streets of Slatington and Walnutport.
Those ready for a Spooktacular time should plan to attend the 105th annual Northern Lehigh Halloween Parade.
The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Main Street will be closed in Slatington at 5 p.m. to Walnut and Main. Main Street will be closed in Walnutport from Lincoln to Walnut Street in Slatington.
The three-division parade starts in Slatington, goes down Main Street, and then goes through Walnutport, where it ends at the Walnutport Playground on Lincoln Avenue.
Laura Stauffer, committee chair for the Northern Lehigh Events Committee Inc., said she anticipates the parade will be a fun-filled family event.
"Our goal, as always, is to let the community have a great night, and have all of our participants have a great night," Stauffer said. "Because it is a family night."
This year's event had been in jeopardy as recently as last month. At that time, Stauffer said there was a "strong chance" the event could be canceled due to what she termed a lack of community involvement.
A decision to hold the event was eventually reached during a volunteer meeting, Stauffer said.
The parade line-up is as follows:
Slatington Police Department
Walnutport Police Department
American Legion Post 16
Walnutport Mayor Henry Kline
Slatington Mayor Walter Neidermyer
PA State Rep. Julie Harhart
Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce
Slatington Fire Department
Shade and Shine Window Tinting & Detailing
Dream Maker Studios, presented by Kory Rabenold Productions
Girl Scout Daisy Troop 634
Rajah Shrine Oriental Band
Diamond Fire Company of Walnutport
Rhythm & Sole Dance Center
NLYAA Youth Football
Cub Pack 66
Palmerton Fire Department
Northern Lehigh Interact Club
Strands By Sarah
House of Black Moon of Markland
Szoke Iron Works Inc.
Friedens Fire Co.
Boy Scout Troop 66
Northern Lehigh cheerleaders
Northern Lehigh High School Marching Band
Tri Clover Fire Company
The Halloween Creepers
Cub Scout Pack 58, Slatedale
Slatington Lions Club
Stepping Out Academy of Dance
St. John Neumann Regional School
Citizen's Fire Company
Emerald Dragon Karate
Northern Lehigh Community Center
Emerald Fire Company
For more information, call (484) 265-1028, or visit nlhalloweenparade.com.