PHOTOS: Halloween brings the Colonel, Mary Poppins, Princess Leia and others to Newtown

Newtown Borough - Several hundred kids and parents took advantage of a beautiful fall morning to join Newtown's Halloween Parade on Saturday making it one of the largest in recent memory. Everyone was there, from Spider-Man, Cat Woman and Wonder Woman to Charlie Brown, Homer Simpson and the Grinch. Dressed in costume, the members of the Council Rock North Marching Band set the tone, playing "Louie Louie" as they led a parade of costumed children, adults, pets and families from the Stocking Works to the Historic Newtown Theatre. Along the way State Street shop owners watched as Halloween passed by their doorstep, many marveling at the creativity that is always a part of this hometown parade.

PHOTOS: Halloween scares up fun and screams in Newtown Township

Newtown Township >> Superheroes, princesses, Little Red Riding Hood, a baby lobster, a U.S. Marine and even a bowl of spaghetti took part in the annual Newtown Township Halloween Parade on Wednesday. Led by Spider-Man and Rapunzel from PrettyPrincecessJersey.com, more than 150 costumed kids, with their parents in tow, took a daytime trick-or-treating adventure through the township complex courtesy of the Newtown Township Parks and Recreation Department. The first stop was the Public Works Department where the costumed kids scooped up bite-sized chocolate bars and had the chance to sit behind the steering wheel of a large dump truck. Next up was the Newtown Emergency Services Department where the kids toured a darkened Station 55 as bone-chilling music filled the air. They posed for pictures next to the fire trucks and were greeted by firefighter John Grundy who was busy handing out candy. Across the parking lot, members of the Newtown Township Police Department were taking the kids on a tour of the police station.