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Corydon’s Halloween parade is Oct. 26; Haunted Trail opens in south on Oct. 18

The annual Halloween Parade in Corydon will be Saturday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m., and children 12 years old and under will trick-or-treat in the town on Halloween, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Other towns in Harrison County usually follow Corydon’s trick-or- treat schedule.
Fright night will also take over in the South Harrison Park near Elizabeth on Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, along the Haunted Trail.
Sponsored by the parks department and organized and run by the South Central Theatrical Guild, the trip through the “forest” has been scripted by seniors Shaina King, Kim Wheeler, Jonathan Sellers and Daniel Newman. “It’s a great thing because everything is done according to script,” King said, promising a scary evening.
The Haunted Trail will be open that Friday from 9 p.m. (after the Yearbook Dance) until 11 and on Saturday from 6 p.m. until 11. The cost is $5.
King recommends that adults accompany children under 7, or older at the parent’s discretion, not only because of the fright factor but because caution is always important during a forest outing.
Friends of Corydon Capitol, the Corydon Capitol staff and Community First Bank will sponsor the parade, which will begin at the main entrance of the Harrison County Fairgrounds and follow the usual route. The parade will proceed north on Capitol Avenue to Walnut Street, then turn west on Walnut Street to Water Street, where the parade will disband.
Parade trophies will be awarded in several categories. Costume contest participants should meet under the grandstand at the fairgrounds, and must be registered and in place by 5:30 p.m. No entries will be accepted after 6 p.m., parade organizers said.
The town does not allow candy to be thrown from floats during the parade; walkers are allowed to hand candy to children on the side-lines.
The Tri Kappa Sorority will have a Cake Walk at the west end of Beaver Street beginning at 5 p.m. The 4-H Junior Leaders will have a Haunted Jail in the vacant jail building at 233 N. Capitol Ave.
No other activities have been planned.
Corydon Town Council president Fred Cammack said children should dress in reflective clothing or carry flashlights while trick-or-treating.
For more information concerning the parade, call the Corydon Capitol State Historic Site at 738-4890. Questions concerning trick-or-treat night should be directed to the town hall, 738-3958.