O’FALLON – Hundreds of local residents gathered downtown on Saturday, Oct. 27 for the O’Fallon Rotary children’s Halloween parade and costume contest.
The parade began at 12:30 p.m. at the corner of State and Vine street and ended at the corner of East First and Vine street. The costume contest prize awards were given following the parade at the corner of East First and Vine street.
The costume contest categories were: decorated bicycles/ wagons, super heroes and villains, cartoons and movies, children under three, scariest, floats, family and pets. There were first, second and third place medals in each category and an additional first, second, third and fourth places for the overall best costume.
There was also trick-or-treating downtown at over 30 merchants and businesses.
The parade event was organized by O’Fallon’s three Rotary clubs: Rotary Sunrise Club, Rotary Noon Club and Rotary Sunset Club as well as downtown businesses.