Horribles Parade Offers Costumed Fun for All the Little Superheroes

November 4, 2016


by Kaela Law

It’s a tradition for many Pelham families and their young goblins.  Each year the Pelham Fire Department hosts a Halloween event for the kids in town called the Horribles Parade.

Children of all ages dress in their costumes and march from Pelham Memorial School to the Village Green for Halloween festivities as evening falls.

The firefighters serve popcorn, hot dogs, candy and treats and provide free hayrides.  Rainy weather this year forced the party indoors.  Princesses, skeletons, superheroes, and their parents celebrated inside the empty bays of the fire station.

The DJ booth was decorated with painted pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns as part of the Pelham NH Farmers Market Pumpkin Decorating Contest.  At the market a week prior, children brought canned goods as an entry fee in exchange for their pumpkins to decorate.  The contest resulted in 15 large shopping bags of non-perishables that were donated to the Pelham Food Pantry.

“We love putting this night together for the Pelham community, it’s our way of giving back to the community and we pride ourselves on keeping it completely free to the public,” said firefighter Paul Fisher.