By JULIE E. GREENE
FUNKSTOWN - Funkstown's annual Halloween Parade, which came within a drumbeat of being canceled for the first time in at least 17 years, will go on as planned, officials said Monday.
"It is not canceled as far as we're concerned," Assistant Mayor Paul Crampton said late Monday afternoon.
Crampton said the town will put on the parade Thursday night if American Legion Post 211 cannot.
Jean Mapes, president of the legion's auxiliary, said Monday afternoon the parade had been canceled because legion officials were unable to get the needed permits.
After talking to the Maryland State Police and Maryland State Highway Administration, Crampton said getting the permits shouldn't be a problem.