Independence Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Oct. 15.
The longest-running Halloween parade in the Kansas City area is set to take place on Saturday, October 26th, 2019, in Independence. The 71st Annual Halloween Parade, presented by Care Now Urgent Care and organized by the Independence Chamber of Commerce will begin at 10 a.m. on the Historic Independence Square. Each year, several thousand spectators attend the parade. The parade floats include school marching bands, community organizations, dance studios, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles, tractors, classic cars, and clever costumes. Afternoon radio host Shotgun Jaxon, of 106.5 The Wolf is the Master of Ceremonies. The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is Chair of the Board, Terri Steele. Terri will be accompanied by her grandchildren and Independence Mayor Eileen Weir.
The parade follows a familiar route that rolls through the Square. It begins on Walnut Avenue near Pleasant Street and goes east to Main Street. At Main Street, it goes north for two blocks, then west for three blocks on Lexington Avenue, back to Spring. At that point, the parade turns north on Spring and goes several blocks (past Truman Road), then veers to the northwest on Bess Truman Parkway and ends at McCoy Park.
In the weeks before the parade, try your luck with guessing the weight of the monster pumpkin located inside Hy-Vee at 40 Hwy and Noland. The winner will receive a $100 gift card from CommunityAmerica Credit Union. The pumpkin will be on display and your guess will be accepted from October 14th through October 24th.
Join us for this annual family-fun tradition in Independence!
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Source: Independence Chamber of Commerce