Newtown Borough >> Rain and wind forced the annual Newtown Borough Halloween Parade inside, but it couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm. Several hundred kids and their parents packed the comfortable and dry historic Newtown Theatre Saturday morning to show off an eclectic collection of costumes, from a giant blinking eyeball to Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers’ new mascot. “Thank you for coming out today to enjoy a rainy Halloween,” said Mayor Charles Swartz in welcoming everyone to the event. “Sorry the weather is not cooperating, but here we are inside the movie theatre with a hall filled with some great costumes.” The historic hall bustled with excitement as a panel of judges, including Police Chief James Sabbath, Paul Salvatore, Heather Lewis and Liz Warren, inspected the various categories from TV and movies to family themes, scariest and homemade costumes.
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.