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Moorestown Halloween Parade Returns for 8th Year

The parade begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at PNC Bank on Main Street.

Just when you thought it was safe to head downtown ...

Moorestown will be overrun by all manner of monsters, superheroes, cartoon characters and athletes this Sunday, as children of all ages celebrate the eighth annual Halloween Parade.

The parade, which is sponsored by the Moorestown Business Association (MBA), begins at PNC Bank at 3 p.m. and makes its way down Main Street to Stokes Hill. 

Brian Cooper, MBA vice president and chair of the parade committee, said there will be a variety of activities for kids down at the field, including a moonbounce, facepainting, balloons and a DJ. 

Prizes will also be given out for the best costumes in several categories, including "Scariest" and "Cutest," as well as a prize for the best overall costume.

Cooper said they expect a few hundred children, from toddlers to teens, and their parents to come out for the parade. 

"It's amazing how many teens we get," he said, adding, "It's a great event for the toddlers. It's long enough, but not too long."

The event goes until 6 p.m. at Stokes Hill. Main Street will be closed from 2:30-4 p.m. The MBA is looking for volunteers to help stuff prize bags with candy and other goodies, as well as a few volunteers to help with judging. 

Upload your photos to Moorestown Patch after the parade and we'll feature them on the homepage all day Sunday and Monday.

MOORESTOWN REPUBLICAN CLUB October 18, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Come out before the Halloween Parade Sunday at 2:00pm for the Republican Candidates RALLY at Percheron Park, Main and High St -Bring the kids in their costumes as the the Halloween Parade will follow! Music and fanfare before and during the event. -Come And hear from all the republican candidates running in this years election. Look forward toward everyone having a fun filled afternoon!
John K October 18, 2012 at 05:48 PM
I'm a little bothered by this attempt to introduce partisan politics into such a family-friendly event which is designed to be non-political...even a welcome respite from the overdose of all the political rhetoric of the campaign season. This comes right on the heels of the local Republicans having set up a big campaign tent presence next to the Community House last Saturday during another MBA-sponsored event on Main Street: the "Autumn in Moorestown" festival. Their action seemed to violate the rules (certainly the spirit) for the annual celebration which is supposed to be just for the craft vendors, antique cars, scarecrow-making, pumpkin-painting, etc. enjoyed by all families, NOT for partisan political activities. And lest I be accused of having a particular "axe" to grind, I would say exactly the same thing if the local Democrats had tried to politically hijack these events in violation of specific guidelines by the Moorestown Business Association. Let's give ourselves--especially the kids--a much-needed break from politics on Sunday!
Tom October 18, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Where is Percheron Park?
Christine Robinson October 18, 2012 at 06:57 PM
John K, you are a fool. The MBA allows political tents to be rented! And dont be upset because the Republicans followed Diane Allen's lead from last year and had a space donated to them! You're just annoyed because the Republican tent was packed all day as they gave away toy footballs, balloons, trick or treat bags, and popcorn to kids and families alike! You didnt seem to have anything to say about the Democrats walking up and down main street with their pathetic attempt to pass out balloons and literature to people. So it's okay for them to politicize the event but not the Republicans? Upset because of the tons of Republican signs that are now on lawns? Because of the hundreds of people who stopped by while your three walked around like lost souls with Amy Belgard? Or do you want us to forget they were campaigning? If you live in a glass house, don't throw stones.
Brian J. October 18, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Excellent point, Christine. John K, will you openly condemn the Democrats for campaigning at Autumn in Moorestown Day? Or will you admit the Republicans were just fine doing what they were doing, passing out free goodies to families. If you'd like photo evidence that the Democrats were campaigning, there are lovely photos of the Democrats campaigning with balloons and literature I can email to you. In fact, theres a picture of their blue balloon right on their facebook profile picture if you'd like to check it out! Please apologize, or condemn the Democrats.
Greg Cucumber October 18, 2012 at 07:34 PM
John K, while you were so worried about the republicans putting. Did you notice Greg Newcomer campaigning on his own while his ticket mates stayed together handing out balloons in front of the GOP tent (all class). Greg actually sent me a letter asking for money for his campaign only, conveniently leaving out his running mates in the letter.
Lisa Nesci October 19, 2012 at 12:24 PM
So, this may seem like a stupid question, but is it THIS Sunday? there is no date listed.
Gail Levinson October 19, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Crickets from John K.... Guess he's decided to cut his losses and realized he was 110% wrong. You know, since the Democrats were campaigning on Autumn Day too.
Alison James October 21, 2012 at 07:23 PM
John K! Quick! Stop your Democrats! They're walking in the parade and (gasp!) handing out literature! What a violation of the spirit of the day!!!!!

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