The Gettysburg Halloween Parade rang in the spooky season with a parade, dance party, and the illumination of a nearly full moon Tuesday.
Returning to the community after years of absence, the Gettysburg Halloween Parade was guided by a nearly full moon for a night of floats, costumes, and dancing in the street.
Businesswomen Influencing Gettysburg (BIG) hosted the 2021 Gettysburg Halloween Parade filled with costumes, candy, and events to die for.
Music was provided by the all-female, award-winning DJ company, HD Entertainment LLC.
The first 500 ghouls to visit the judging station received a special Halloween treat.
At 6 p.m. a dance party opened up Lincoln Square welcoming all ages for fancy dancing and for a head bobbing dance party.
Starting just after 7 p.m., parade participants began at Lincoln Elementary and made their way through Lincoln Square onto York St. turned right onto Liberty, and back onto Lefever Street.
The parade had almost 60 entries including countless varieties of costumes, floats, and dozens of participants such as Mayor Ted Streeter, Gettysburg Police Mounted Unit, Gettysburg High School and College marching bands, Scouts, Gettysburg Fire Department as well as local businesses, nonprofits, and entertainment groups.
A full list of participants can be found on the Gettysburg Halloween Parade Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GettysburgHalloweenParade.
Bringing in more than just the skeleton crew, dozens of volunteers, vendors, and participants worked together to ensure a magical night with no grave mistakes.
Contest winners throughout a number of categories were announced including, individual costumes, floats, marching and walking groups, dance and performance groups, and more.
BIG was founded in 2020 by women living and working in and around Gettysburg. BIG’s mission is to empower women serving the Gettysburg community by providing networking and connective opportunities. BIG is dedicated to supporting and promoting members, strengthening members’ connections to the community as well as pursuing personal and professional growth.
A.L. Grabenstein, reporter, is a graduate of Philadelphia's La Salle University with a B.A in Communication and has been a journalist since 2016. She has reported for the Gettysburg Times and the Times Herald in Norristown, PA. Grabenstein moved to Gettysburg from Montgomery County in 2019. She was born in San Antonio, TX., and previously lived in Virginia, and North Carolina. Grabenstein is actively involved in the borough of Gettysburg and loves giving voices to the local community.