Thursday, September 3, 2009


At 6 p.m., as the dusk takes over the village of Collinsville, all ghosts, ghouls and goblins and anyone else who venture in meet at the foot of the balcony at the Canton Historical Museum. Boo-sillini greets the crowd, the candy flows and the Halloween magic takes over. Each year, the pre-parade antics of Boo-sillini on the balcony along with various forms of ghoulish and ghastly entertainment are featured such as an annual screaming procession. This year too you will witness a cannon shooting off flying ghosts and treats.
At 7 p.m. the parade ritual begins on Main Street. Haunting pipe organ sounds can be heard and all those who are Halloween-donned and those who choose to remain un-donned follow the fog and music down Main Street. As you walk the parade path, you will find amongst the many horrifying visuals, the “Collinsville Judges” searching for the scariest, most original and funniest costumes of the night. After the parade of fright and fun; ghosts, goblins and goons congregate again at the balcony for the judging of the costumes, led by C-ville’s Boo-sillini.

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Rstynail said...

Thats looks like a great town. I am going to Anoka,MN next year for Halloween. I would go this year but I am throwing my first Halloween party in my new house. Can't wait to send you pics of my haunt!!! Rusty

The Captain said...

Thats sounds like an awesome time. I remember parading around the playground in elementary school on Halloween, I can't hardly imagine how fun it would be to have a full on real Halloween parade and town wide costume contest. We all need to decide on a town to take over, and turn it in to our Halloween dream town.