Great Halloween Lantern Parade wows again

Written by on October 29, 2014 in Featured, Photo Galleries - No comments
Bruce Hobbs and his son Basil were two of many who enjoyed the Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival last Saturday. - Photo by Erik Zygmont

Bruce Hobbs and his son Basil were two of many who enjoyed the Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival last Saturday. – Photo by Erik Zygmont

The Great Halloween Lantern Parade crosses Linwood Ave. - Photo by Erik Zygmont

The Great Halloween Lantern Parade crosses Linwood Ave. – Photo by Erik Zygmont

Colin Crawford paddles his way through the costume contest. - Photo by Erik Zygmont

Colin Crawford paddles his way through the costume contest. – Photo by Erik Zygmont

Cicely Cullins and Kiasia Hall cast their spell. - Photo by Erik Zygmont

Cicely Cullins and Kiasia Hall cast their spell. – Photo by Erik Zygmont

Casey Eakes hangs around in a likely spot. - Photo by Erik Zygmont

Casey Eakes hangs around in a likely spot. – Photo by Erik Zygmont

Shawn Theron,  proprietor of the SOGH Art Truck, gets into the spirit. - Photo by Erik Zygmont

Shawn Theron, proprietor of the SOGH Art Truck, gets into the spirit. – Photo by Erik Zygmont

The Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival drew a large crowd this year, both for the pre-parade activities and the march itself, which followed a new from the Patterson Park Boat Lake, past the Pulaski Monument, through the park’s annex field and back.

This was the first year that the Creative Alliance took complete creative control of the parade, naming Maria Aldana parade director. The Friends of Patterson Park contributed to the event with their band-management skills, honed through their Summer Concerts in the Park series.

The presenting sponsor of the free parade and festival was OneMain Financial. Bay Bank sponsored the kids’ costume contest, a perennial favorite, presented by Highlandtown Main Street.

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