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Parades, hours of treats organized in the region

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EDWARDSVILLE – The Metro East is gearing up for spooky season with parades and events this Halloween.

The city of Edwardsville is ready with its 2022 Halloween calendar, starting October 29 with a Halloween party at the city park. At 10:00 a.m. there will be a community walk around candy or a sleight of hand around the city park; at noon, a costume contest featuring all age groups and pets and groups; and from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., children of all ages can make sweets or treats along Main and Vandalia streets.

October 31 is the date of the city’s penultimate Halloween event, the annual parade, with Back to the 1980s as this year’s theme. The Edwardsville-Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, along with the city, will host the annual parade, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, along with City of Edwardsville officials, will make a decision between 5-5:30 p.m. on October 31.

The parade will depart from the Lincoln Middle School parking lot at Schwarz and West Streets, then head north on West, turn right on St. Louis Street, pass Jerry’s Tires and Walgreen’s, then turn left on North Main Street . The parade will continue down the North Main until it reaches a point between the Wildey Theater and High Street, where it disbands.

Other Halloween parades planned for the area include:

• Alton: The 105th Halloween Parade will take place at 7 pm on Monday October 31st. The parade route begins at Washington and Broadway, all the way to Piasa, taking a right and ending around 5th/6th and Piasa streets.

• Bethalto: 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25. The parade route descends Erwin Plegge and ends at City Hall. Trunk-or-Treat to follow in Central Park.

• South Roxana: 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25. The parade begins at South Roxana Dad’s Club, 417 Roxana Ave, South Roxana.

• East Alton: 7 p.m. Thursday, October 27. The parade will form on Wood River Ave next to the Wilshire Village Center.

• Hillsboro: 5 p.m. Friday, October 28. Will be held in downtown Hillsboro.

• Wood River: 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29. The parade begins at Emerick Park on 6th Street.

• Hartford: Saturday lunchtime October 29th. Will be held in downtown Hartford.

• Litchfield: 4 p.m. on Saturday 29 October. The parade begins at Sihler Elementary School at 601 W. South St.

• Carlinville: 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 30. The parade will march down North Broad Street and Carlinville Square.

• Mount Olive: 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 30. Will be held in downtown Mount Olive.

Treat times have also been set for several communities in the region:

• Edwardsville from noon to 9 pm on Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31.

• Brighton: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 28

• Alton: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31.

• Glen Carbon: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30.

• Godfrey: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31.

• Grafton: 5pm-8pm, Sunday 30 October.

• Carrollton: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31.

• Roxane: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 and Monday, Oct. 31.

• Bethalto: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 and Monday, Oct. 31.

• Wood River: 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 and Monday, Oct. 31.

• East Alton: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31.

• Roxana Sud: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 and Monday, Oct. 31.

• Jerseyville: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, October 31.

• Granite City: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, October 31.

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