Independence Celebrates Another Spirited Event

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October 09, 2018
Independence Celebrates Another Spirited Event
The 70th Annual Halloween Parade

INDEPENDENCE, MO - Independence is preparing to celebrate another milestone with the longest-running Halloween parade in the Kansas City area.  On Saturday, October 27th, 2018, the 70th Annual Halloween Parade, presented by Healing Well Chiropractic and organized by the Independence Chamber of Commerce will begin at 10 a.m. on the historic Independence Square.  Each year, several thousand spectators attend the parade.  The parade floats include school marching bands, community organizations, dance studios, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles, tractors, classic cars, and clever costumes.  Entries are judged in four categories:  Commercial Division, Adult Division, Youth Division and Open Division. A first-place trophy will be awarded.  Afternoon radio host Shotgun Jaxon, of 106.5 The Wolf is the Master of Ceremonies.

The parade follows a familiar route around and through the Square.  It begins on Walnut Avenue near Pleasant Street and goes east to Main Street.   At Main Street, it goes north for two blocks, then west for three blocks on Lexington Avenue, back to Spring.   At that point, the parade turns north on Spring and goes several blocks (past Truman Road), then veers to the northwest on Bess Truman Parkway and ends at McCoy Park.

Immediately following the conclusion of the parade, attendees can enjoy FREE activities that include:  Face painting, Trick-or-Treating, Balloon Artist, Photo Booth, Stencil Tattoo Artist, Crafts and much more. 

In the weeks before the parade, try your luck with guessing the weight of the monster pumpkin located inside Hy-Vee at 40 Hwy and Noland.  The winner will receive a $150 gift card from CommunityAmerica Credit Union.  The pumpkin will be on display and your guess will be accepted from October 12th through October 25th

Join us for this annual family-fun tradition in Independence!
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About the Independence Chamber of Commerce
The Independence Chamber of Commerce has been serving local businesses since 1920. Its purpose is to help increase the profitability of local businesses and to improve the prosperity of Independence.
Mikealene Evans

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