Capturing the Halloween Spirit

The 51st annual parade, hosted by the Rotary Club of Collegeville, brought a touch of spooky, silly and fun to Main Street.

Festivities kicked off on the front lawn of the Berman Museum where the Ursinus Campus Activities Board hosted an event for little goblins and ghouls from the Collegeville area to come decorate their own candy bags (and grab some treats) before heading over to participate in the parade.

Ursinus students were invited to show off their creative costumes in a contest hosted by the Office of Conferences and Special Events (CASE). The winners took home a cash prize and the coveted titles of scariest, best couple, cutest and most original costumes.

Later in the evening, the Ursinus Bear mascot joined the Bearitones, the Ursinus male a cappella group (dressed as zombie superheroes), on a tractor-transported float that made its way from Chow Bistro down to the Collegeville Diner, a familiar path for many students looking for a late night study break and meal during the school year.

Kids, parents and pets alike took photos with the Bear, who was handing out candy and hugs at the event.

In addition to Ursinus, other local schools and businesses joined in the fun including the Perkiomen Valley High School Marching Band, local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts troops, and the Collegeville Fire Department. —By Mary Lobo ’15