ALLENTOWN, Pa. - It was a spook-tacular time in Allentown Sunday afternoon. The city held its traditional Halloween parade.
The parade kicked off from the Fairgrounds and went along 17th and Hamilton streets before wrapping up at Ninth Street.
There was plenty of music this year as 10 bands were featured.
Numerous organizations marched or had vehicles in the parade.
We spoke with kids who were decked out in costumes for the occasion.
"We're brother and sister and we wanted to be like the cartoons. And he's Batman, he told me to dress up as Batgirl," one pair said.
Organizers of the parade say it's the oldest one in the country. The parade was first held back in 1905.
Contests were held for the best floats and the best marchers in the parade. The winners received monetary prizes.
The winners in the Floats category were:
1st place: Kory Rabenold Productions
2nd place: Girl Scout Troop 6169
3rd place: Cub Scout Pack 146
3rd place: Teamsters Local 773
The winners in the Marchers category were:
1st Place: Boston Terriers & French Bulldogs of the LV
2nd place: Girl Scout Service Unit
3rd place: Allentown A’s
Dance and performance groups and marching bands received a stipend for