Thank you for a wonderful night!
If you would like to share photos from the 100th parade please send them to Emmausparade@ aol.com
They will be printed and stored for the future at the Emmaus Historical Society.
Stop by and see the display of parade memorabilia from 1921-2021.
Open Saturdays from 10:00-4:00
Save the date....October 15, 2022
History of the Emmaus Halloween Parade
The first mention of the parade according to Borough records was October 20, 1919. “Burgess Knauss reported that he had not yet made a move to have a Halloween parade, but if Council wanted one, he would appoint a committee. Remarks were made by B____,(illegible) Krause, Moatz. The stand was taken in account of the demand upon the community for money from other sources.”
October 3, 1921 – “ A committee of the American Legion was present and informed as to the holding of a Halloween parade, A.F. Buck, H.D. Wennig, H.F. Moatz, W.L. Kratzer, R.S. Stoneback, R.C.D.Hahn, H. A. Knauss. This committee to act in conjunction with the Legion Commmittee.”
In 1929 an official Committee was formed and the rest is , as they say…..history.