UF plays a part in Findlay’s annual Halloween parade

By Hannah Dunbar 


The City of Findlay has an annual habit of celebrating Halloween to the max.

The 2015 Halloween parade for the City of Findlay took place on Tuesday Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. According to the hancockleadership.org, the parade was presented by the Hancock Leadership Alumni Association and was sponsored by One Energy.

The City of Findlay isn’t the only driving force behind the annual parade, The University of Findlay almost always plays a part as well. The 2015 Homecoming King John Kidd and Queen Catelyn Radalia took part in the parade by riding on a float.

“The parade went well and it was so fun seeing all the kids dressed up,” said Radalia, senior occupational therapy major. “I did not realize the parade was such a big event here in Findlay.”

In addition to the homecoming royalty’s presence, The University of Findlay Oiler Marching Brass participated in the parade by marching and playing multiple songs from the 2015 University of Findlay’s football halftime shows. Nick Balaj, junior pre-vet major and drum captain, said the Oiler Marching Brass marched in the parade last year as well.

“As the drum captain this year, I got to start us all off, control the tempo, and choose when to play the next song,” said Balaj. “There was pretty much an unbroken line of spectators all the way down Main Street.”

UF’s newly formed club, “I Am Enough,” participated in the Halloween parade, too. UF “I Am Enough” members joined local high school chapters and sported costumes down Main Street.

According to The Courier, the parade began at East Main Cross Street at East Street and ended at Lincoln Street. A reporter from WFIN of Blanchard River Broadcasting, streamed the parade live on WFIN’s website. The live broadcast can be found at http://wfin.com/halloween-parade/.

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