by Lisa Tome
Charlestown's annual Halloween Parade is a rich tradition.
But to keep that going, help is needed this year. Volunteers are needed for Friday, October 30 which is parade day.
Line up starts at 4 p.m. and the parade steps off at 4:30 p.m. Help is needed with the following tasks: setting up the park, distributing prizes and contestant numbers, food serving, and clean up.
"The event is usually over by about 6 p.m. This is one of our biggest events so any help would be greatly appreciated," said Charlestown Town Clerk Debbie Myers. Volunteers are asked to call 410-287-6173.
Charlestown isn't the only town gearing up for Halloween.
The North East Chamber of Commerce Halloween Party is set for Saturday, October 31 from 1-3 p.m. at North East Town Park.
There will be games, refreshments, and children's activities. There will be a costume contest with prizes for children age 11 and under. For more information call 410-287-5801.
In Elkton, the annual Halloween Parade will be held Friday, October 30. Line-up starts at 6:30 p.m. and the parade steps off at 7 p.m. from the corner of Bow and Howard streets.
Jack Foreaker will have a Halloween puppet show in the line-up area beginning at 6 p.m. Boxturtle Bob will perform at the corner of North and Main streets, also at 6 p.m. A new website has been set up this year to register for the costume contest. Pre-register by Thursday, October 29 online at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-398-5076.
There will be prizes for individuals and groups. There will also be floats, bands, and pets in costume.
Chesapeake City is sticking with tradition for Halloween. The 19th annual Ghost Walk will be held Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24. Tours will run about every 15 minutes between 6 and 9 p.m. both nights. Advance tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. At the door, tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for children. This event begins at Town Hall, Second Street and Bohemia Avenue. This is sponsored by the Chesapeake City Civic Association and the North Chesapeake City Neighborhood Association. There will be complimentary cookies and cider.