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Del Ray: The Last Halloween
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Del Ray: The Last Halloween

Rain delay pushes Halloween into November.

The cast of “Wizard of Oz” in the Del Ray Halloween Parade.

The cast of “Wizard of Oz” in the Del Ray Halloween Parade. Photo by Vernon Miles.

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Mayor Allison Silberberg stopped by to listen to an ensemble of students from the T.C. Williams High School Orchestra who performed at Pat Miller Square after the parade. The students were playing to raise money toward a spring orchestra trip to Chicago; their repertoire included Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Danse Bacchanale, the New World Symphony, and the Star Trek Theme. From left are Eliza Medearis, Heru Avila, Mayor Silberberg, Jonathan Morgan Petrini, Emma Lally, and Marisol Vazquez. Not pictured: Thomas Haymes and Katariina Neubacher.

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T.C. Williams Marching Band leads the Halloween Parade

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Shoretrooper in the Del Ray Halloween Parade.

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Maverick, Charlie and a baby F14 Tomcat.

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From left: Mooch as Rocket Racoon, Mitchell Tonsetic as Groot, Maureen Tonsetic as Gamora, Mark Tonsetic as Star-Lord.

A week after all of the decorations and costumes had been put away across the world, Del Ray was hanging on as the last bastion of Halloween. A rain storm on Oct. 29 forced a delay until Nov. 5, and while there was still some rain, the community showed up in force. The parade started at Mt. Vernon Avenue south of E. Bellefonte street and worked its way towards the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, where there were free refreshments.