Ghouls and Goblins of All Ages Come Out for Annual Halloween Parade

(Marissa E. Young)

The annual Halloween Parade sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Clearfield welcomed children in costumes of goblins, witches, princesses, superheroes and various other costumes Tuesday night.

The children marched around the grove area of the driving park and were prepared to show off their creative, beautiful and scary costumes. There was also an additional division for dogs, sponsored by Waggin’ Trains, located in Clearfield.

The theme of this year’s parade was Harry Potter. In addition to the parade, there was also a pumpkin carving contest and arts, crafts, flea market and food in the Expo I building. Announcing and commentating was done by Tim Winters and Bob Day.

Money awards were distributed to best costumes in various categories.

And the winners are…

Best use of the parade theme: The Harry Potter Gang of Harrison Starr, Kenny Starr, Lindsey Swisher, Luke Swisher and Lenny Swisher

Best High School Band costume: Ben Flanagan as Albus Dumbledore

Best Middle School Band costume: Jensen Maines, as an Indian

Best couple/group costume: Custarey family, dressed as Crayola crayons

Best individual costumes:

1st place: Olivia Dixon, as a scarecrow

2nd place: Joey Robertson, as Harry Potter

3rd place: Datin Billotte, as a dragon

Best organization: The Clearfield County 4H Hot Shots

1st place: Meghan Kumm, as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz

2nd place: Madison Ogden, as Raggedy Ann

3rd place: Karen Garner, as a scarecrow

Best float: The Girl Scout Troop 28148 – float decorated as Quidditch from Harry Potter

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