Gettysburg Marches in Annual Halloween Parade

The parade included many floats as well as community members in costume handing out or receiving candy (Photo Nikoleta Mountanos/The Gettysburgian)

The parade included many floats as well as community members in costume handing out or receiving candy (Photo Nikoleta Mountanos/The Gettysburgian)

By Nikoleta Mountanos, Contributing Writer

The fall months are some of the last times that crowds of people will willingly go outside for more than an hour at a time. The long summer nights full of barbecues and fireflies have faded away, and before the nights by the fire, we celebrate with pumpkins, apple cider, and most importantly: Halloween. Costumes and candy galore, it’s a kid’s dream come to life, and in Gettysburg, an excuse for a parade.

The Bullets Marching Band participated in this town-wide Halloween Parade on Tuesday evening, along with large community organizations such as the Gettysburg Eagles and The Gettysburg Times. The parade also included students from the local elementary, middle, and high schools. Some students in their own marching bands even assisted the college marchers in keeping a steady beat.

The parade started at the Gettysburg Area Middle School — right by everyone’s favorite ice cream shop, Mr. G’s — and then headed up Baltimore Street towards the town square. They then turned right onto York Street, and right again to go onto Liberty Street, ending up back at the Gettysburg Area Middle School.

While the parade did not come onto campus directly, it was still a great experience for the college community to get together with the town itself and create a beautiful ceremony full of costumes, candy, and floats.

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