The Wood River Halloween Parade takes place Saturday morning, October 27, starting at the Emerick Sports Complex on Sixth Street. The parade will run south to Ferguson, through downtown, then north on Wood River Avenue to Central Park. The parade is more than a quarter of a century old, and there will be awards and cash prizes to winners in several different categories.
The parade is sponsored by the Wood River Fire Fighters Association, and the department Captain Brian Crawford says it is a nice parade.
The nearly 2-mile route should take around an hour for participants to complete. Crawford says the best place to park would be the city parking lots just off Ferguson Avenue, and guests should avoid blocking the driveway of homeowners when parking in residential areas. For entry information, call 259-0984, option 2.