GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A 37-year-old Greencastle tradition, the annual Halloween parade, may not be held this year unless some local organization steps forward to take it over.
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A disagreement between the local VFW club and the Greencastle Mayor and Borough Council over the time of the parade and its route arose last month and was not resolved Tuesday night when the two groups met.
Dale Sheller, parade chairman for the VFW, said the veterans organization decided to drop its sponsorship after nearly 4 decades because it could not accept the council's insistence that the date and route be changed.
Historically the two-hour parade - consisting mostly of local youngsters in costumes and floats entered by local organizations, threaded its way through the square and back on a 2-mile-plus trek through the borough, beginning at 7 p.m. on the Friday night before Halloween.