The first Halloween Parade of the season is the one in Bethalto, which will take place around sunset next Wednesday, October 28.  The parade will follow a different route than in years past.  It will now include a parade route of about a mile, which one of the organizers says may lead to more participation.

Bethalto Rotary Club Vice President Melissa Tarrant tells The Big Z the new route starts at the corner of Prairie Street and Route 140 on the bank parking lot, and runs north on Prairie Street to City Hall.

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Following the parade, Tarrant says there will be a costume contest for several age groups.  If you are participating, you should be at the parking lot to line up at 6pm, with the parade stepping off at 6:30.


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