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Photo Contest: Royersford Halloween Parade

Upload your Royersford parade photos by 6pm on Tuesday the 23rd to enter to win a $10 gift card!

Update: We've picked a contest winner - Chris Zabaska, for photo #14!

 

Tonight's Halloween Parade in Royersford is due to step off at 7pm at 6th Avenue and Main Street. 

We want to see your photos of the parade so we're going to run a little photo contest on Limerick-Royersford-Spring City Patch tonight. 

We will pick the best parade photo, and the photographer will win a $10 gift card. 

Upload your photos by 6pm tomorrow, and we will pick a winner on Wednesday morning. 

To share your photos, just come back to this article, click the button that says "Upload Photos and Videos", and pick some photos to share. 

Make sure you credit yourself for the photo so we know who to contact when we pick a winner! 

Fauxy October 22, 2012 at 08:50 PM
The parade starts at 6th street, but ends where? The Royersford website doesn't even give that much info!
Alyson D'Alessandro (Editor) October 22, 2012 at 09:22 PM
I would have to guess that it probably ends in the vicinity of Borough Hall, but I don't know for sure. In looking back through my notes where it's been mentioned at meetings, I don't think they actually said specifically where.
Rofo_Rec October 23, 2012 at 12:11 PM
The ravens descended upon Main St about sundown. The witches and wizzards had no spell over thier demon seeds. Thier gremlins were permitted to run rampant through the mires we call our properties, and the parents followed. There was trash and strewn everywhere w/o any plan(trashbags) from the 'thinking folk' (parents) ... so they stuffed my bins. You all should be embarrassed. Respect is lost in this town and I am far from impressed year after year with this event.
Beth Studt October 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM
The parade always ends at 3rd avenue. The bands then go perform for the Golden Manor Seniors.
Bryan October 23, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I have to agree...not that this is breaking news or anything, but the aggressiveness with which some of the kids were going after that candy was ridiculous. I saw a poor little girl probably about 4 walking with her father in the parade and there was a crowd of about 15 11 or 12 year olds literally in the street practically grabbing at her for the candy (5th and Main). There were police on bikes and foot riding around keeping kids off of the street as well as parade organizers, but they couldn't be there the whole time. If parents can't set barriers to their kids' behavior, then maybe the borough should be putting physical barriers up the next time.
Alyson D'Alessandro (Editor) October 23, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Photos on articles always queue for moderation. Everything is approved now.
Chris Zabaska October 23, 2012 at 02:38 PM
I know what you mean Bryan, I was standing next to a little girl who had practically no chance of getting any candy. Anytime I was able to get in front of these older kids and get candy I gave it to the little girl.
Megan October 23, 2012 at 09:05 PM
This was our first and last time attending this parade. It was mass chaos with teenagers and parents spilling into the streets grabbing for candy. My three year old couldn't get a piece of candy bc of the two teens in front of us who were standing three feet from the yellow line. There were no floats and just a few fire trucks. What a waste of time.
Royersfordmomwhocares October 24, 2012 at 04:25 PM
First time we walked and last time we walk. Some kids acted like they haven't been fed in years. I threw candy at a couple little kids and an older teenager grabbed it and said "this tastes like sh*t" and threw it. Half the time you can't tell who is walking and who is watching because so many people are in the street. We go to the Temple parade up in Reading and it's sooo nice. It's about 6 blocks long, it's a residential and business road. Every one SITS and the kids can SIT and get candy, there is no mass chaos. Maybe Royersford needs to extend it a few blocks to thin people out. I know the police are there and they cannot be at all the spots at all times but they have to come up with a better plan. Ride up and down the sides and tell people to get back. This parade has become a huge joke. At one point a huge group of people came down the street, we thought is was over but here it was just people with I think the baseball players...I have never seen a local parade where so many people have to walk with each group, that should be limited too. Hopefully better planning can happen or you might as well not even have it anymore.
Joni October 24, 2012 at 05:16 PM
This was our second year attending the parade and I have to say the best part about the event is running into friends and classmates on the streets. The parade itself is secondary. However, I was a disappointed in the candy situation. The kids along the area where we stood were very well behaved. They all stayed within a foot of the curb and never ran into the street. They patiently waited for candy to be thrown but there wasn't much to be found. It appeared that those involved in the parade were throwing, and in some cases handing, candy to friends and family. My child came home with a total of eight pieces and wondered why no one threw her more. Overall it was a good night and I thank all who worked so hard to make it happen. We'll be back again next year.

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