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Spooky Costumed Marchers Take To State Street


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The Newtown Halloween Parade held Saturday has been a tradition spanning more than 100 years.

Those marching met towards the top of State Street at Stocking Works, where they gathered with their friends and families in costume in preparation of the annual walk down State street.

More than 100 people came out to participate in the annual celebration. Kids as young as four months came out with their parents in creative costumes.

The parade was led by the Council Rock North marching band, which makes the effort to lead the parade each year, even though the band had a competition latered in the day.

Businesses along State Street got in on the fun as well. Many stores paint their windows to fit into the Halloween mood.

The parade marched through Newtown Borough’s business district and ended their route at the Newtown Theater. Organizers handed out awards to kids based on overall look and quality of costume. There is a Mayor’s Award and a number of runner-up ribbons given out.

Diana Bilyk is one of the main organizers for the parade. The parade has been put on by the Merchants of Newtown in the past, but starting next year the Newtown Borough Parks and Recreation Department will be taking hosting duties over.

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Erich Martin

Erich Martin attended Bucks County Community College for two years where he was the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Centurion, the college newspaper. Erich is currently attending Temple University in order to complete his degree in Journalism. Erich was recognized at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation’s Keystone Press Awards in 2014 for general news. In downtime, Erich enjoys spending time with friends and family. Aside from spending time with family and reporting news, Erich loves getting engrossed in a great game, book, or movie.