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October 27, 2013:
Costumed characters spice Halloween Parade
By Sharon E. Siegel
For the Gazette
Published: 2:00 AM - 11/01/13

Ghosts, goblins, princesses, cowgirls and cowboys, singing groups, chefs, firefighters, dogs, pumpkins and even some "walking dead" were among the nearly 300 marchers and parade volunteers who turned out Sunday afternoon for the Port Jervis Recreation Commission's 67th annual Halloween Parade.

The weather was autumn-perfect with sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s as participants made their way from City Hall to the historic Farnum House at Ulster Place.

The marchers head down Sussex St. during the 67th annual Halloween Parade in Port Jervis, NY, on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Dawn J. Benko for the Times Herald-Record Dawn J. Benko

The parade included an estimated 250 costumed characters and family members who were led by Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden and a VFW Honor Guard along Sussex, Pike, East Main and Farnum streets to waiting refreshments and prizes at parade's end.

Members of the local Elks organization distributed dozens of tickets for winning costumes during the procession, and provided and presented prizes to these winning participants.

This year's event included a special box truck display and opportunity for photos and gifts from Scooby Doo, courtesy of Fort Knox and Wash & Roll Car Wash.

Doughnuts and apple juice were served by Recreation Commission volunteers and staff members of the Recreation Department.

Port Jervis Recreation Department Director John Faggione said he was very pleased with every aspect of the parade and grateful for the support of those who contributed to its success.

"The costumes were great and the weather was perfect for a Halloween parade. The Scooby Doo truck and hot chocolate table were new features that really enhanced our parade," Faggione said. "I thank all of those who helped and contributed to this year's parade, and thanks to Fort Knox Storage and Affinity Health Plan for their support."