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Parade of Costumes returns! (plus a carnival at Olympic View)

October 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

Update 9 a.m. There’s a Facebook page, too.

This came overnight from Donna Hartmann-Miller:

Big kids, little kids, furry ones too – show off your costume while parading the Maple Leaf neighborhood. Rain or Shine — so dress appropriately and carry an umbrella.

The parade will start at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, at the north end of the parking lot at Rick’s Chevron, winding thru and trick-or-treating and ending at Maple Leaf Park. Join in the whole route or part of the route (entire route is about 1.25 miles and will hopefully take about an hour to walk, including the trick-or-treating), whatever works with your schedule, walking endurance, and the length of your legs.

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. If you don’t live along the route and would like to hand out treats, meet us at the end of the parade at the park. How many participants? Plan on 150, although the weather will no doubt affect that number.

Date/Time: Sunday, October 25th, 3 p.m.

Start Point: Rick’s Chevron, Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 85th Street

End Point: Maple Leaf Park


Details to follow, but this came in overnight at the Maple Leaf Parents Facebook group:

“The parade is on for this coming Sunday . Start time of 3 p.m. at the Chevron. An updated flyer should be posted soon.”

A number of neighbors have been wondering how to save the parade since we posted Monday that the previous organizer couldn’t this year, and had found no one to take over.

The Parade of Costumes leaves Rick’s Chevron on Fifth Avenue Northeast in 2013.

The Maple Leaf Parents group also notes that Olympic View Elementary School, 504 N.E. 95th St., is holding its annual carnival the previous day.

This weekend Olympic View Elementary is hosting its 10th Fall Carnival. Saturday, October 24th, 1-5 p.m. The school will be transformed into a fun and spooky playland. All are welcome, whether you are a student/family at OV or just in the neighborhood.

Come on by for some classic Halloween fun. Cake walk, throw a rat in a toilet, spooky crafts, cotton candy, brats, hot dogs, and much much more. Tickets are available at the door. Cash, check or credit cards are accepted.

From the Olympic View PTA website:

TICKETS ALSO SOLD AT THE DOOR! If you missed the Family Pass pre-sale, we will still be selling tickets at the door for $1/ticket. Credit cards accepted! We will also accept cash or checks. Typical prices are 1-2 tickets for games and 2-3 tickets for food.

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