Halloween Parade in 2 weeks; Veterans Day Parade next month

The city Recreation Commission met Monday to hype up the Halloween happenings taking place downtown in two weeks and looked ahead to the Veterans Day Parade in early November. Planning continues for holiday events later in November and throughout the winter months.

No quorum was reached so no decisions were made, but the work session included the plans are in store for those attending the Halloween Parade and the spooky and fun events to follow at City Hall.

The parade, which is for children in costume and their pets, begins at 6 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the parking lot of the Pine Street United Methodist church near Little League Boulevard and Pine Street.

The parade moves up Pine Street, turns right on West Fourth Street, and ends at City Hall, three blocks away at the intersection with Hepburn Street.

Activities such as painting pumpkins are scheduled and bags of goodies will be given away. Prizes also will be awarded for childrens’ costumes. Creatures will be on hand for photographs. Several downtown stores will be decorated with designs by Williamsport Area School District art class students.

Veterans Day Parade

After years of not holding a parade due to weather conditions, veterans of all military wars are invited to take part in a Veterans Day Parade starting at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. The parade forms at West Fourth and Campbell streets and moves east on West Fourth Street toward Market Street.

Any veteran or veterans’ organization that would like to take part in the parade is asked to contact Justin Simpson at the City Hall Recreation Department office.