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Halloween traditions to return; fireworks added

Towns set times for trick-or-treat
Halloween traditions to return; fireworks added Halloween traditions to return; fireworks added

The 87th annual Halloween parade, hosted again this year by the Friends of Corydon Capitol, will take place Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m., which is an hour earlier than past years, to make room for the start of the ever-popular Trick or Treat at the Track sponsored by the Harrison County Prosecutor’s Office and Harrison County Parks Dept.

Trick or Treat at the Track, with approximately 50 vendors handing out candy, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.

New this year, a Halloween fireworks show is set to begin at 8:30 p.m. from the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon, with a designated viewing area in the fairgrounds’ infield. The show, put on by Casabella’s with a soundtrack aired on WOCC radio, will conclude Saturday’s activities.

Registration and lineup for the parade, sponsored by Kellum Imprints and Dr. Lisa Clunie, will begin at 3 p.m. at the Fred Cammack Corydon Farmers Market, located at 124 S. Mulberry St.

The route will be the same as last year: from the farmers market, the parade will travel east to Maple Street, turn north to Chestnut Street, head west on Chestnut, proceed to Capitol Avenue, turn north on Capitol, travel to Walnut Street, head west on Walnut and then disperse.

Awards will be given in the following categories: Best Animal, Best Performing Group, Best Vehicle, Grand Marshal Award and Presidential Award.

Organizers remind participants that candy and other items are not to be thrown from floats or vehicles in the parade.

The Friends will bring back the traditional costume contest this year. It will take place at Bicentennial Park in downtown Corydon. Registration will begin at 2:30 p.m. with judging at 4. Age groups for entries will be 0 to 12 months, 1 to 2 years old, 3 and 4 years old, Kindergarten to 1st grade, Grades 2 & 3, Grades 4 & 5, Junior & Senior High School and Adults.

There is no entry fee, and all are encouraged to participate.

For more information, call the parks department at 812-738-8236.

Towns’ trick-or-treat times

Several towns shared their trick-or-treat times. They are as follows:

Corydon — Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Crandall — Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

English — Sunday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Also during, that time, members of the English Volunteer Fire Dept. will hand out treats in a drive-thru fashion at the English community center.

Georgetown — Sunday from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Lanesville — Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Leavenworth — Sunday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Marengo — Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Milltown — Sunday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Also, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., treats will be handed out at the town hall.

New Middletown — Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Palmyra — Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.