By STEVEN T. DENNIS
Susie Blankenship and her family have been coming to the Hancock Halloween Parade since before she can remember.
"We've been going to the parade since the womb," said Blankenship, 39, of Hancock. Her father, Herbert Young, had been a band leader for 25 years in the parade, she said.
"Hancock doesn't have a lot of gatherings," she said. That makes it even more special, she said.
"There's a little kid inside all of us," she said.
The parade has changed a lot since its humble beginnings in 1947.
Back then, the Rotary Club wanted to find something for kids to do other than be on the streets on Halloween, says parade organizer and Mayor Daniel Murphy. It started out with two bands and some games for children such as bobbing for apples.