Halloween Parade will be held


On second thought -there will be a Halloween Parade in Vevay after all.

After it was announced that the tradition of the Halloween Parade in Vevay wouldn’t happen this year; two county residents stepped forward to make sure that it would continue after all.

Marylee Tolbert and Tammy Hayes, who have been organizing the Grand Festival Parade for the Swiss Wine Festival for the past 10 years, approached Vevay Clerk-Treasurer Donna Graham-Knaus and volunteered their efforts to put the parade together; and Graham-Knaus took that offer to the Vevay Town Council during a special meeting this past Monday night -and the council approved the idea.

The parade will now be held on Saturday, October 29th.

Because it’s too late to get highway permits and permission, the parade will be held in the Paul Ogle Riverfront Park, around the park square.

Line up for the parade will begin at 4:45 p.m. in the park at the end of Washington Street; with the parade kicking off at 5 p.m.

Following the parade, there will be costume judging on the basketball courts of the park; and then everyone will be able to go uptown for trick or treating.

Trick or treating in town will then be held on Saturday, October 29th, from 6-8 p.m.

In Patriot, trick or treating will be held on Monday, October 31st, from 6-8 p.m.

Riverview Baptist Church will be holding a ‘trunk or treat’ event at their church, located at 1341 Spring Branch Road just west of Vevay, on Friday, October 28th, from 6-8 p.m.

The Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department will also be holding a ‘trunk or treat’, and it will be held this Saturday, October 22nd at the firehouse. That will be from 7-9 p.m.