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VERO BEACH - The city of Vero Beach recreation department will celebrate its 54th annual Halloween parade and costume contest on Oct. 27, thanks to corporate sponsor, Mulligan's Grill & Raw Bar.
The line-up begins at 9:30 a.m. and the parade begins at 10 a.m. on the east side of the Freshman Learning Center parking lot in Vero Beach (1707 16 St.).
A Halloween costume contest will take place immediately after the parade at the Vero Beach Community Center and the best costume prizes will be awarded after each participant walks across the stage.
Everyone is encouraged to dress up, however, the free goody bags and contest is for children through age 17.
There will be many photo opportunities as the parade comes down 14th Avenue. Spectators can sit or stand along 14th Avenue to view the parade. Don't forget to bring a lounge chair.
Service organizations, schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, bands, clubs and sports teams are encouraged to enter the parade. There is no entry fee for this parade. No political floats or advertisement floats are allowed.
Parade applications and more information are available by calling (772) 231-4787 or (772) 567-2144 or visiting www.covb.org.