Thousands of people turned out for the 55th annual Barrett Township Halloween Parade, but not in the way you would expect.
This year due to COVID concerns, the people were the parade and the attractions stood still. The floats, emergency vehicles, non-profit organizations, politicians and other various participants were all stationed at the usual staging area in the parking lot of the former elementary school of Route 390. That’s where they remained yesterday as spectators drove their vehicles through and received candy.
"Kids have lost a lot, everybody has lost a lot this past few months and there’s so many events that have been cancelled that we just did not want to cancel this one. And we’re going to make it happen come rain or shine, COVID or not," Peter Pipolo, Chairman of the 55th Barrett Township Halloween Parade, said.
The line of vehicles was extended all the way back and onto Route 390. The parade chairman tells us they had the best weather in five years for the annual tradition.