Halloween Parade a time-honored tradition

NORWICH – Ghouls and goblins will again haunt the streets of downtown Norwich this weekend as dozens of floats and costumed marchers join the annual Halloween parade.

The Norwich Family YMCA Halloween parade will step off at 2 p.m. Saturday. The time has been changed to take place later in the afternoon than in previous years in hopes of increasing attendance to the Pumpkin Festival’s evening events.

“Before there was a Pumpkin Festival, we had the parade. But since the festival began, more and more we are integrating the events together, which is good for both. The more successful the community’s events, the better for the community,” said parade organizer and Senior YMCA Program Director Tom Revoir.

The Norwich Halloween Parade has been a city tradition for more than 50 years and has been coordinated by the YMCA for the past 20. Organizers said they have over 20 floats registered for this year’s parade.

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