CANCELLED: 16th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade

It is with great disappointment that the Del Ray Business Association announces that the 16th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade scheduled for Sunday, October 28th has been CANCELLED for this year. After consultation with City officials and reviewing the potential for rain during parade times and strong winds and with our primary concern being for the safety and welfare of our neighbors and participants, the decision to cancel was reached.

Please note the following items that are still happening:

Distribution of Halloween Costumes

Distribution of Halloween Costumes to those children who otherwise would go without will still take place on Saturday, October 27th from 2-4pm at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue.

Best Decorated Home Awards

Judging and Awarding of prizes for the Best Decorated Home will still take place.  Look for announcements of the winners on the “Visit Del Ray” facebook site, on list serves, the Del Ray Patch and newspapers.

Best Decorated Business Award

Judging and Awarding of the Best Decorated Business will still take place and be awarded at the November Del Ray Business Association Membership Meeting.We also would love to have you share photos, if possible, of what would have been your entries in the Best Decorated Stroller or Best Pet Costume.  Please share or post on our Facebook site – “Visit Del Ray”.  We will try to even recognize some of the top entries!!!
While this was a very difficult decision and the first time we have ever had to cancel, we are so appreciative of everyone’s support and enthusiasm for this annual event.  Thank you to all those that have worked on the parade, that sponsored it or donated items.  Please mark your calendars for next year’s parade on October 27, 2013. 

Please be careful, stay safe and please keep our Emergency Responders and City Employees in your thoughts in the coming week.

Gayle Reuter & Carol Bailey, Co-Chairs


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