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Wanted: Neighbors to rescue the third annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes

October 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Last October Maple Leaf enjoyed its Second Annual Parade of Costumes on Halloween. It was great.

“It was a great turnout. I’d say we had 200 people come,” says Mandi, one of the organizers. “And we collected TONS of food for the food banks.”

The parade organizers asked for:

Big Kids, Little Kids, Furry Ones too – show off your costume while parading the ML neighborhood with instruments, noisemakers, and freaky sounds. Bring a non-perishable food item (for local food bank) in exchange for a yummy cupcake!

But this year Mandi has two kids in new schools, one starting kindergarten, a new job, and “I just flat out ran out of time. I won’t be offended in the least if someone wants to organize one! :)”

So there you have it.

Last year the parade started on Halloween afternoon around the traffic circle at 12th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 91st Street, and made a loop through the neighborhood including Cloud City Coffee and the Blue Saucer.

Mandi also points out that last year the parade benefited from good weather, and from Halloween falling on a Sunday. This year it falls on Monday.

So there’s no third annual parade planned for this year. Unless neighbors pull one together. Perhaps on Sunday?

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