Sykesville Plans Hallowe’en Parade

October 5, 1950

Numerous Local Groups Sponsoring Celebration

Sykesville’s Hallowe’en celebration, featuring a parade through the town and block dance on the public parking lot, will be a community-wide affair, with some 15 or more local organizations cooperating to make this the first annual undertaking a noteworthy success.

Heading the effort is the Sykesville  Post, American Legion, of which James A. Stewart is commander. Organizations assisting the Legion and their representatives include:

Evan Bowers, Vice Chairman, Sykesville School.
J. G. B. Coberly,  Eastern Star.
Robert H. Maroer, Penguins Club.
Mrs. Carroll Ely, P. T. A.
Devries R. Haring, Merchants.
Frank Barnes, Rotary Club.
Earl Carter, Mayor & Council and Springfield Church.
James Hall, MCEA, Springfield Hospital.
Malcolm Burman, Sr., Lions Club.
Miss Nellie Gardner, BonnEttes.
Frank Dorsey, Fire Company.
Ronald Snow and Alec Cauthorn, St. Barnabas’ Church.
Rev. Osborne, St. Paul’s Church.

Prizes will be given out in the following classes:

Boy & Girl under 6 years in costume.
School Age: Character Boy & Girl;
Fancy Boy & Girl; Comical Boy & Girl.
Fancy Man & Women.
Comical Man & Woman.
Character Man & Woman.
Most Unusual Participant.
Fancy Couple (man & woman); (two women); (2 men).
Groups (on foot) 5 or over.

The parade will form at 7 o’clock on Tuesday evening, October 31, at the Sykesville High School.

All financial contributions will be appreciated by the committee and can be sent to

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