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

October 23rd, 2012 by Mike

“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 (donna.hartmann-miller@mapleleafcommunity.org).

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

October 23rd, 2012 by Mike

“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 (donna.hartmann-miller@mapleleafcommunity.org).

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Maple Leaf Halloween neighborhood wrapup

November 1st, 2011 by Mike

All photos courtesy Dane Doerflinger Photography

The witches are back in the basement and the pumpkins are on their way out, but what a Halloween it was here in Maple Leaf.

The rain vanished by mid-afternoon and the streets were filled with the calls of children, 127 of whom had visited Maple Leaf Life by the end of the evening. !!!

(Thanks, Peg, for the official count.)

Also, Donna – the organizer of Sunday’s successful Parade of Costumes – has posted a thank-you to the folks and businesses that made it happen. She put it in comments on our earlier post – it’s quite a list.

That’s Donna on the right, by the way. If you click here you’ll be taken to a set of parade photos by Dane Doerflinger, a photographer, whitewater guide and Maple Leaf resident. There are over 100 photos; you might recognize yourselves.

Thanks, Dane!

Boo! Department: JP has commented on a group of 9-10 adolescent boys who showed up on his doorstep on Halloween.


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The 2011 Parade of Costumes is on!

October 30th, 2011 by Mike

The parade that almost didn’t happen has over 100 kids, critters and adults marching through the neighborhood now.

And … it’s not raining!

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Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes rescued, set for Sunday afternoon! (Put out treats on route)

October 27th, 2011 by Mike

It’s back!

The neighborhood has rescued the annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes, which in our last post had lost its organizers and seemed in danger of extinction.

It didn’t help that Halloween falls on Monday this year – last year it was on a sunny Sunday and some 200 people turned out for the parade.

But by this afternoon you should be seeing a poster at coffee shops and businesses around town.

“Big Kids, Little Kids, Furry Ones too – show off your costume while parading the Maple Leaf neighborhood with instruments, noisemakers, and freaky sounds. Just like last year, we will be accepting non-perishable food items for local food banks.”

Since many kids (and their parents) will be elsewhere on Halloween Monday, the parade is set for Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2-4 p.m. Details:

Starting at the parking lot behind the Roosevelt Alehouse, winding thru and trick-or-treating at local businesses along the way and ending at Perkins School where Peaks Frozen Custard and other goodies will be served. Join us for the whole route or part of the route (entire route is about 1-1/4 miles and will hopefully take about an hour to walk, including the trick-or-treating).

If you live along the route and want to hand out treats, we ask that you bring your goodie bowl out to the sidewalk so the trick-or-treating can keep moving along the parade route. We really aren’t sure of how many participants we will have, but are asking people to plan on 100.

Thanks to the folks, below, who pulled this together.

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