The 72nd Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Video posted October 31, 2018 in Arts & Entertainment by Liam Matthews.


Beth Lee is the recreation supervisor for Centre Region Parks and Recreation for the last 16 years. Lee, is the main director and coordinator of the 72nd Annual Halloween Costume Parade in downtown State College. The parade forms on Burrowes Ave between College Ave and Calder Way. Costume judging takes place at Memorial Field (State College High School Football Field) where Beth helps decide the winners on the parade. She loves the event because of its creativity and tradition and thinks it’s really cool that she’s able to see parents who participated in it as kids have their kids now participate. Lee believes the best aspect of the parade however is the community aspect with volunteer help from the High School band, State College Public Works, and the Delta Sigma Fraternity. This community involvement makes the event special and worthwhile for everyone participating.

(Video reporting by Liam Matthews and produced by Catherine Rivera Chardon)