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Halloween Parade entries to have bicentennial theme

Those wishing to participate in the 82nd annual Halloween parade in Corydon on Saturday, Oct. 29, are encouraged to tie their items into the bicentennial, as Indiana celebrates its 200th year.
‘Because this is the bicentennial, we will be pumping up the volume by having large speakers installed up and down the parade route so that everyone can hear the action as it is announced from the main stage’ in front of the First State Capitol Building, said organizer Larry Shickles.
The parade will begin at the Harrison County Fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m. and will travel north on Capitol Avenue to Walnut Street, where it will turn west, travel to Water Street and then head back to the fairgrounds.
Harrison County Prosecutor J. Otto Schalk will serve as emcee, and Eva Bates North, president of the Corydon Town Council will make opening remarks.
Shickles said there will be a surprise grand marshal.
Parade entries can start arriving at 3 p.m., and those that want to be judged for awards need to be at the fairgrounds no later than 5.
Entries can be judged in eight categories: Grand Marshal’s Award, President’s Award, Best Bicentennial Themed Entry, Best Float, Best Performing Group, Best Vehicle Entry, Best Animal Entry and Best Political Entry (Democrat, Republican and school board).
All entries need to be at the fairgrounds no later than 6 p.m., Shickles said.
Parade organizers remind participants that candy and other items are not to be thrown from floats or vehicles in the parade.
Sponsors of the parade include the Harrison County Bicentennial Committee, Dr. Lisa Clunie, Kellum Imprints and the Harrison County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
That afternoon, beginning at 3 p.m., there will be a costume contest at the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand on the town square. There will be eight divisions: infants to 12 months; 1- to 2-year olds; 3- to 4-year-olds; kindergarten and first grade; second and third grades; fourth and fifth grades; junior and senior high school; and adults.
The costume contest is sponsored by the Harrison County CVB.
For more information about parade and costume contest, call 812-972-7719 or send an email to [email protected] Additional information also can be found online at