Renee Levy holds her infant son Mason. The former Bethlehem resident, now residing in Allentown, said it was Mason’s first Halloween parade.
Brothers Arian and Alijah Figueroa eagerly wait for candy. The boys were with their mother, Crystal Figueroa of Bethlehem.
Emily Tavares and Angelia Fekula carry the Hanover ES Harvest Day banner as the marchers turn at Broad and Main streets.
Kayliegh Pammer walks Ande, a Boxer/Labrador mix from the Puppy Palace Doggie Day Care. The Bethlehem resident’s dog was wearing a blowfish costume.
Press Photos by Tim GilmanA “spook-tacular” float with recreational gymnasts from the KIDS CO-OP proceeds down Main Street. The youngsters were promoting their two facilities in Bethlehem and Palmer Township. The float won fourth place in the parade entries contest.
Mabel Makovsky, Noah Stambaugh and Erika Broesicke carry the banner for their school.
Scouts Sarah Jones, Lacey Yount and Cassie Yeager carry a banner for St. Anne’s Church Girl Scout Troop 8605. Girl Scouts from Troop 8577 also participated in the procession.
Ivory Garcia of Bethlehem pushes her daughter Christy home after the parade.
Quinton Brown enjoys candy treats. The youngster was with his brother Scotland, and their parents Matt and Karen Brown of Bethlehem.
Rocket Boy Joel Schreckinger won third place as a single entry in the parade contest. Joel was accompanied by his grandmother, Rosalyn Wargo of Bethlehem.
Bethlehem’s ‘spook-tacular’ Halloween parade
Bethlehem’s Halloween Parade was held Nov. 5, after being postponed due to inclement weather the previous weekend. The six-division procession began at 15th Avenue and Broad Street, with spectators lining the parade route. A reviewing stand was set up on Main Street for the Parade Committee to select award winners for the annual event sponsored by the City Parks and Recreation Department. The milder, dry weather attracted a healthy mix of participants and onlookers. The parade ended early at the Christmas City Fairgrounds under the Hill-to-Hill Bridge.
1st- Girl Scout troop 8709
2nd – Cub Pack 368
3rd - Girl Scout 8027
4th – Girl Scout Troop 890
1st – Make Mine A Draft- Bernese Mtn. Dogs
2nd-Doctor & Sir Presents
3rd- Our Eyes Have Paws
4th-Born Into The Arts
1st- Barry Paulus
2nd- Cinderella Carriage
4th- Richard Hanner
1st- Metta Relaxation Co.
2nd- Country Meadows of Bethlehem
3rd- Pennsylvania Youth Theater
4th- Bethlehem Stars In-line Skaters
1st- Kory Rabenold Productions
2nd- Extreme Dance Studio
3rd- Joe’s Battery & Tire
4th- Girls’ Co-op Gymnastics