The Alton Halloween Parade is just hours away, and will once again feature the usual floats, marching bands, and firetrucks. The East End Improvement Association continues to sponsor the event, which celebrates it's 95th edition this year. This year's Parade Marshall is former Alton Alderman Phil Hanrahan.
The parade will be held on Monday night, October 31 at starts at Broadway and Washington Avenue, moving west on Broadway, wrapping up at Piasa and 9th Streets. Parade Chairman Jim Siemer says there will be some road closures in addition to the parade route.
Between 30 and 40,000 people are estimated to enjoy the parade when the weather is good. It is believed to be the oldest Halloween parade in the country, with roots dating back to 1916. You can hear live coverage of tonight's parade right here on Z-1570 beginning at 8:00. The parade begins at 7:30pm.