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Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes is Sunday afternoon

October 24th, 2014 by Mike

What has become the tremendously successful annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rick’s Chevron.

The full route will take a little over an hour to walk. Rick’s Chevron is at Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 85th Street.

This is the sixth year for the parade. Last year it ended with the ceremonial opening of Maple Leaf Reservoir Park – yes, our new park is a year old! – and that’s where it will end this year, too.

Here’s the flyer, if you want to print it out (you’ll need to click through twice): parade flier_2014

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.

In previous years the parade has drawn well over 100 neighbors (and numerous furry dogs). This year’s attendance may be weather dependent (70 50 80 60! percent chance of rain).

From the organizers:

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Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes starts at 3 p.m. – and it's not raining!

October 28th, 2012 by Mike

The first parade of the day (above) got started early on 12th Avenue Northeast.

Let’s hope this year repeats the 2011 parade (photo above) – dry!

Only four hours to go.

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Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes starts at 3 p.m. – and it’s not raining!

October 28th, 2012 by Mike

The first parade of the day (above) got started early on 12th Avenue Northeast.

Let’s hope this year repeats the 2011 parade (photo above) – dry!

Only four hours to go.

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

October 13th, 2011 by Mike

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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