The Cambrian

A harvest of Halloween happenings in Cambria

Brenda and Butch Steeb got into the Halloween spirit with this display on Wood Drive, which features headstones, spiders, skulls, a grim reaper (far left) and an undead figure rising from a coffin (rear).
Brenda and Butch Steeb got into the Halloween spirit with this display on Wood Drive, which features headstones, spiders, skulls, a grim reaper (far left) and an undead figure rising from a coffin (rear). The Cambrian

Halloween enthusiasts can dust off their witch’s hats or monster masks, grab some give-away candy and head for the annual Halloween parade of costumed kiddies at the Cambria Grammar School. Everybody is welcome to observe, according to school staff, and costumes aren’t required for attendees, although dressing up certainly is encouraged. 

The procession on school grounds, at 3223 Main St. (near the southern intersection with Highway 1), is to start at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. 

Representatives of businesses, service clubs and nonprofits, along with individual members of the community, are invited to watch and, if they want, hand out goodies. 

For those counting out the Snickers bars, more than 300 students are enrolled, according to staff. 

Students who do not observe Halloween are offered alternate activities. 

West Village parade 

At 3:30 p.m. on Halloween afternoon, costumed children and youths are to 

parade through West Village, led (as usual) by the Village Wizard (Rick Bruce) and accompanied by parents or guardians. 

Organizer Norma Casas said youngsters of all ages are welcome to participate in this annual event, and they are to gather outside of the Joslyn Recreation Center, 950 Main St. The parade will go as far west as Old Stone Station/Sandy’s Deli, Casas estimated.

She said if rain is predicted, participants should bring umbrellas. “And don’t forget to bring bags or baskets” for collecting Halloween goodies. 

Fliers in the windows or doors identify participating businesses. 

Harvest Festival 

From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., children and families are to converge on the parking lot of Community Presbyterian Church of Cambria, 2250 Yorkshire Drive, for the annual Harvest Festival. 

The free event will include a bounce house, games, raffles with cool prizes, and face painting. Boni’s Tacos, hot dogs, cotton candy (50 cents), popcorn (25 cents) and desserts will be available for purchase.

No haunted house

The Cambria Fire Department won’t be hosting a haunted house on Halloween this year.

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