Theme for 2018 Saucon Valley Spirit Parade Announced

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A Mummers-style Philadelphia string band marches in the 2016 Saucon Valley Spirit Parade (FILE PHOTO)

A Mummers-style Philadelphia string band marches in the 2016 Saucon Valley Spirit Parade in Hellertown (FILE PHOTO)

Atom Kallen / Saucon Source

It won’t be held for another five months or so, but the organizers of the 2018 Saucon Valley Spirit Parade are already busy planning the big event.

The theme for this year’s parade–which will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2 pm. in Hellertown–is Fairy Tales.

Some examples of classic, well-known fairy tales are Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and The Ugly Duckling.

Fairy tales are a unique type of fable that not only entertain the reader or listener, but are also meant to instruct or reinforce a societal belief or type of behavior, which is why they are classically a part of children’s literature.

The registration form for the 2018 parade is now available (see below). Forms must be submitted to the parade committee by Oct. 14, 2018.

As always, the parade will be judged by a panel of volunteers, with prizes awarded in the following categories: Individual, Group, Band, Float and Theme.

The parade route begins and ends at the Saucon Valley School District campus, and extends along Walnut Street, Main Street, Water Street, Rentzheimer Drive, Durham Street and Constitution Avenue.

There is no rain date for the parade, which typically includes about six divisions.

For more information, contact Parade Chairman David Heintzelman at david@hfh4u.com.

Trick-or-Treat in Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township will be held one week after the parade, on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m.

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