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Leesburg Kiwanis Halloween Parade 2013

Each October 31 since 1957, the Leesburg Kiwanis have sponsored the Halloween Parade down King Street in Leesburg. Last year Hurricane Sandy strained the Town of Leesburg's resources; the Kiwanis didn't want to overstress those resources or cause additional problems so we agreed to cancel the parade scheduled for Wednesday. 

But we're back in 2013. Check out the news item on the right.

The 2011 parade was spectacular! Over 120 police, and fire and rescue units, high school marching bands, floats, horseback riders, walking units, decorated vehicles, politicians, and others passed out candy as they paraded down the 1-mile route on King Street from Ida Lee Park to Safeway and the Virginia Village Shopping Center. These units, and many viewers, donated over a thousand pounds of food and hundreds of dollars to Loudoun InterFaith Relief.

Groups who want to participate should download a registration form now. Complete details are in a downloadable trifold. Everyone must in Ida Lee Park Field before 5:30 PM when the police close King Street from Battlefield Parkway North to Catoctin Circle South. Participants may leave their cars at the field but won't be able to get out until the police reopen King Street to the north after the parade.

Viewers should be in place by 6 PM when the parade starts. To avoid the crowd view from south of Loudoun Street--the candy won't run out by then. For parking options check out the Town of Leesburg website. And take a non-perishable food item to donate in collection boxes at major intersections along King Street. Loudoun Interfaith Relief thanks you.

And it's BIG! In 2006, Town of Leesburg Chief of Police estimated the crowd at about 15,000.

This year's grand marshal will be the pediatric nurses of Inova Loudoun Hospital.

For more information contact us or call Suzanne at 703-737-2175.

See you on King Street on Halloween!