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Here's a map of Sunday's Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes

October 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

“Big kids, little kids, furry ones too – show off your costume while parading the Maple Leaf neighborhood. Just like previous years, we will be accepting non-perishable food items for local food bank.”

Details have been firmed up for this Sunday’s annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes. The route has been changed slightly this year to avoid repeated crossing of arterials.

The parade is Sunday, Oct. 28, from 3-5 p.m.

More details are below, but first a note to Kate, who commented on an earlier Halloween post: “You guys should make a list of houses with neat Halloween decorations. People could do a walking tour like they do for Xmas decor. There’s one on 100th near 5th that’s all dressed up and a few along 8th.”

In previous years we’ve had little luck asking neighbors to send us their favorite holiday decorations or locations. But you can certainly post them in the comments here!

Back to the parade details:

The Parade will wind thru our business districts and neighborhood trick-or-treating and ending at Perkins School where special treats from Peaks Frozen Custard and the Eagles will be available.

Join in the whole route or part of the route (entire route is about 1-1/3 mile and will hopefully take a little over an hour to walk, including the trick-or-treating), whatever works with your schedule and walking endurance.

If you live along the route and want to hand out treats, we ask you bring any goodies to the sidewalk so trick-or-treating can keep moving along the route. How many participants? Plan on 120, although the weather will no doubt affect that number.

We currently could use a couple of volunteers to help with the route. If you have a high school student who needs to get some volunteer/community service time in, this is an easy and fun event to help out with. If anyone is available during this time, please contact Donna (

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