Rotary Halloween parade set for Oct. 28
CARLINVILLE (Oct. 12, 2017) – The 77th annual Rotary Halloween parade will kick off at 6:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Macoupin County Courthouse with Historical Moments.” Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan will serve as Grand Marshal, while Abe Lincoln (Randy Duncan) and all other county officers will serve as marshals.
The 2017 Rotary Queen’s Court and escorts are freshman Matilda Mitchell, daughter of Clinton and Marissa Mitcheell, escorted by Riley Rouse, son of Jon and Stacey Rouse; sophomore Avery Kufa, daughter of Scott and Vanessa Kufa, escorted by Tyler Reels, son of Dale and Vickie Reels; junior Karli McCaherty, daughter of Rick and Jill McCaherty, escorted by Blaze Ballowe, son of Tracy Cummings and Delbert Ballowe; senior Sydney Cania, daughter of Rocco and Sandra Cania, escorted by Joseph Fraser, son of William and Patrice Fraser; senior Ryleigh Gibbel, daughter of Eric and Alyssa Gibbel, escorted by Grayson Armour, son of Todd and Martha Armour; and senior Madelynn Williams, daughter of Christopher and Melissa Williams, escorted by Garrett Campbell, son of Gregory and Hallie Campbell. The 2016 reigning Rotary Queen is Karley Dixon, daughter of Ryan and Shannon Dixon, escorted by William Chapman, son of Teresa Reese and Andy Chapman.
The parade will form on the west side of Carlinville Plaza and follow Route 4 down North Broad to the square and onto East Main, where it will disassemble on North East Street just west of the courthouse. Costume judging will be held at city hall.
Rules of the parade are as follows: Participants must be at least 16 years old and properly licensed and insured in order to operate any motorized vehicle in the parade, including but not limited to four-wheelers, motorcycles, tractors and farm equipment. Participants should coordinate the theme of their costumes and decorated walkers, drivers and floats with the theme of the parade. Horse riders shall be grouped at the end of the parade. Candy should be gently tossed to the curb. Political advertising of any kind is prohibited, including signs on cars, pamphlets, pencils or other items promoting a candidate or political issue. No reservations are taken for the order in line.
Rotary members will sell 50/50 tickets before and during the parade. The winner need not be present for the drawing.
For more information, contact Matt Gazda at (217) 854-5411 or (217) 854-5136, Amy Kline at (217) 741-8543 or Kathy Gahr at (217) 370-0494.