The 35th Annual Halloween Parade was a big success in Sharon MA! And, what a gorgeous day we had, too! Blue skies, lots of sun and mild temperatures. A perfect day to put on your Halloween costume and march in the parade.
Congratulations to The Sharon Recreation Department, directed by Amanda Levasseur, for organizing a wonderful parade and celebration! There was a huge crowd of children and parents who gathered at the Sharon Town Hall at 3:30 p.m. A big "thank you" to the Sharon Police Department who escorted parade participants up South Main Street to the center of town, around to Pond Street then to East Chestnut Street and back to the Town Hall. There were lots of kids walking, some in strollers or little wagons and some on tractor-pulled hay wagons!
The Town Hall parking lot was filled with volunteers from organizations and local businesses who offered candy, face painting and stickers to the crowd. A DJ and Balloon Artist added to the party atmospher.
I had my banner in front of my table and passed around lots of candy and stickers. Next to me was a group from the Sharon High School Student Council and the high school's Art for Charity Club. Their facepainting was extremely popular with all of the kids! More importantly, they also collected canned food for the Ilse Marks Food Pantry.
Members of the Library Centennial Committee, including (left to right) Elizabeth Kassab, Carolyn Weeks and Kirstin Gray gave out Halloween bags that Danielle Margarida, the library's Head of Youth Services, prepared. The Library Centennial Committee is preparing a number of fun events starting in 2014 to commemorate the library centennial! Stay tuned for more information.
There were great costumes everywhere you looked! From superheros, butterflies and ladybugs, princesses and fairies, witches and monsters. I have to say, though, that I give Rudy a special award for carrying off his costume with the most dignity.
(Below:Firefighter John McLean and his family)
Hope everyone had a great time!