The first of the Riverbend's Halloween parades will be held today (Saturday), with events in Wood River and Hartford. The Wood River Parade steps off from 6th Street Park at 10:30am. Line up begins an hour earlier, and Wood River Fire Chief Steve Alexander says he expects another parade with good participation and few changes.
The route heads down 6th Street from the park, to Ferguson Avenue, to Wood River Avenue, to Eaton, ending at the Roundhouse. Alexander suggests getting your spot along the route early, as it is a well-attended event. Many people take in the Hartford Parade after the one in Wood River. That parade begins at the community center, running down Delmar Avenue to 7th Street Park. The Village's Deanna Barnes says this is a fun time for all.