Ashland, Oregon Cancels Halloween Parade and Offers a Re-Worked Event Instead

by on Sep.09, 2011, under Syndicated from the Web

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Ashland, Oregon Halloween Parade

Ashland, Oregon Halloween Parade

Haunt Industry News can sometimes be happy or sad. We recently discussed the York, PA Halloween Parade possibly ending its’ run of over 62 years. And now we have caught wind of another ending its fun Halloween Romp, this time at the opposite end of the United States in Ashland, Oregon.

This year there will be no ghouls, ghosts, floats or spooky characters parading around town due to the Ashland Chamber of Commerce.

In today’s society everyone is trying to be politically correct and more and in trying to keep the town in a family friendly atmosphere for Halloween, and is cancelling the Annual Halloween Parade, and adding in new Bands, Photo Ops, Storytelling and other Halloween Goodies up and down East Main Street.

Ashland, Oregon Halloween Family Event

Ashland, Oregon Halloween Family Event

This came as a surprise so close to Halloween as it was announced this week that the parade was to focus back on the children, the young kids, and bring the families back to the roots of the parade’s origins. The East Main Street in downtown will still close as planned, but with these new additions to re-brand in a way, a Halloween event in Ashland.

Edward at his youngest

Edward at his youngest

There will be Trick or Treating to Businesses, Storytelling, Photo Ops with creepy ghouls and more. The area streets will be shut down from 3pm to 4:30pm on Halloween for this new, but old Halloween Celebration. Businesses are encouraged to participate and will display an Orange Pumpkin in their shop window to let the families know that Trick or Treating is happening at the store.

For more information please visit the official website at: www.AshlandChamber.com


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