The Ridgway Lions Club is sponsoring the Halloween parade set for this Saturday, Oct. 29.
The parade is an annual event. Tracey Amacher, member of the Lions Club said the parade has been ongoing since before she can remember.
“I can’t remember exactly how long it’s been going on,” Amacher said. “But my children are grown and they remember it.”
Lineup for those entering in the parade begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex. The parade will begin shortly after at 3 p.m. The Ridgway High School band will be providing a mixture of music as they will lead the parade.
Following the event, refreshments will be provided at the First Presbyterian Church along Center Street in the event of inclement weather. The Lions Club will be providing hot dogs and buns from Joey’s Bakery, and Steve Cleveland, owner of BiLo, will be providing the drinks.
In the midst of the festivities, the lion which is the Lions Club mascot will be socializing with the children.
“The lion will be mingling throughout to get the children used to him,” Amacher said. “Hopefully when the children grow up they will consider joining the Lions Club because we are always looking for new members.”
Not only is the community event something fun for the children and their families, Amacher says it is a way for people to learn about the Lions Club and its involvement in the community.
“The parade helps get the word out,” said Amacher. “A lot of clubs are fading away, and with the parade we want the community to know we are still active.”
Trick-or-treating is scheduled to follow from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. by porch light invitation only.
Pick up a copy of the Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.