Photo by Douglas McGlynn

Brighton Heights celebrated Halloween Saturday, Oct. 25 with a parade down Davis Avenue. 

By Douglas McGlynn

Break out the candy and the spooky masks because it’s that special time of year again.

The Brighton Heights Citizen Federation (BHCF) hosted its annual Halloween Parade Saturday, Oct. 25.  This year’s parade was larger than recent years as upwards of 300 kids marched along with their loved ones.

The parade also featured the Perry high schooll marching band and JROTC.

“The Brightwood Pumpkinfest was cancelled this year,” BHFC president Vince Pallus said. “So that’s bringing a lot more people out for this.”

Neighborhood residents weren’t the only ones to come out for the event. Councilwoman Darlene Harris and State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl were on hand to help distribute prizes to the winners of the costume contests.

The costumes themselves were diverse in nature this year ranging from Batman and the Ninja Turtles to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and even a Pizza Hut salad bar.

The top 15 contest winners got first pick of the wide variety of prizes, but nobody left empty-handed as even more prizes were handed out and everyone took home a bag of candy.

This year the parade started on Davis Avenue by Morrow Elementary School and traveled up the street to Legion Park.

 

Photo by Douglas McGlynn

From left to right: State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl,  BHCF president Vince Pallus and Councilwoman Darlene Harris