No candy-throwing to be allowed at parade


SHAMOKIN, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WOLF) -- Shamokin's Halloween parade will go on with an important change.

According to the advertisement, float riders can no longer throw candy; it must be handed to spectators.

Spectators are also being warned not to jump into the parade route for any reason.

Mayor Bill Milbrand says the city council just passed a new parade ordinance last month.

Milbrand says people have to hand out candy from a container near the edge of the parade route, or can drop it there, so that kids do not run into the street where the moving vehicles are.

Pre-registration and the float driver's insurance and license information is also required.

Milbrand says he's had this idea for a while, and May's accident helped highlight the parade safety issue. A 10-year-old boy was run over by a float while walking in the Anthracite Heritage Parade.

The Halloween parade is Tuesday, Oct. 24th at 6:30 p.m.

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