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October 1, 2013

64th annual Halloween parade participant deadline is Oct. 12

Ray Welsh serving as marshal for Oct. 23 event

CUMBERLAND — The deadline to apply as a participant in the 64th annual Halloween Parade sponsored by the South Cumberland Business and Civic Association is Oct. 12.

The parade will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 and follow the same route as in past years as it moves along East First Street to Virginia Avenue and disbands on West Industrial Boulevard between Kirk Auto Sales and East Third Street.

Applications are available from Marsha Thomas at 301-722-6070.

Ray Welsh, resident of South Cumberland and longtime member of the association, will serve as the parade marshal.

Costumed mummers up to the age of 15 will be judged at 5:30 p.m. in Smith Park, located between Race and Seymour streets, and then will lead the parade.  

There is no registration for participating in the costume judging and children do not need to reside in Cumberland.

Candy and/or handouts will be allowed, but no throwing of these items. Members of units participating in the parade will need to walk along the sides of the street to hand out candy.

Again this year the association, in conjunction with Cumberland Parks and Recreation and Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission, is sponsoring the Shoe Box Float Contest for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Contact Thomas or email Terri Hast at for an entry form.  

Floats are to be dropped off to HRDC by Oct. 16. They will be on display from Oct. 21 to 23 in the Community Room of HRDC during regular business hours and from 4 to 7 p.m. the day of the parade.


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