Neighborhood parade gives kids a chance to showcase costumes

Children dressed in costumes took part in the 17th annual Halloween Parade Sunday. (WLFI Photo)
Children dressed in costumes took part in the 17th annual Halloween Parade Sunday. (WLFI Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Ghosts and goblins took over a street in West Lafayette for some Halloween fun Sunday afternoon.

The 17th annual Halloween Parade began at the corner of Rose and Lincoln streets and ended at Lincoln Park in the New Chauncey neighborhood.

Once kids arrived at the park, they got a chance to showcase their costumes to the crowd and receive treats from event organizers.

Even though the actual parade was only about 400 feet in length, the kids found plenty of room to make new friends.

“I wanted to see the kids in their costumes,” parade organizer Paul Bower said. “Halloween is usually during the nighttime, they’re in a hurry, they race to your door, they run around, disappear before you know it. So I wanted to actually see their costumes. It also makes for a great time for kids to get together and see their friends.”

More than 50 children took part in Sunday’s parade.