Sunday, October 28, 2012
We invite Woburnites and visitors to the city for today's parade to share their photos!
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Although Hurricane Sandy tried to "play a trick" on the city of Woburn this weekend, the 58th Annual Lions Halloween Parade prevailed. Many attendees snapped photos and shared them via Twitter. Now share them here! Add yours to our gallery by clicking on the "upload" button above.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Amid hurricane reports and inclement weather forecasts, Halloween Parade organizers are still planning the iconic event.
While local meteorologists are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Sandy, so are Woburn's Halloween Parade organizers. Bryan Murphy, Mr. Halloween Parade, from the Lions' Club anticipates nothing will stop the iconic Halloween event from happening this year. "Just as we did last year and the past 57 years...the 58th annual Woburn Host Lions Club Halloween Parade will step off promptly at 1 p.m. on 'Parade Sunday,'" said Murphy. The parade will be held Oct. 28, the Sunday before Halloween. Last year, snow threatened the parade, but this year, Murphy says nothing will stop the city from celebrating the ghoulish holiday. "We are not in need of a rain date because we will not cancel, we go forward no matter what," said Murphy. If you're heading…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Now classified as a hurricane, Sandy may bring rain and wind to New England on Sunday and Monday. Halloween Parade is scheduled for Sunday.
Forecasters are saying it's more likely that Sandy will bring rain and wind to the Boston area late Sunday and through Monday, but how much is still the question. The Lions' Halloween Parade is schedule to go on "rain or shine," so it is likely that the storm will have no affect on the parade. Reclassified as a hurricane on Wednesday and bearing down on Jamaica, Hurricane Sandy may still head off to sea before hitting the east coast. But forecasters say it’s looking more likely that New England will feel at least part of the brunt of Sandy. Channel 5’s Harvey Leonard said to expect beach erosion, coastal flooding and wind damage. NECN’s Matt Noyes said he is confident that there will be rain and wind likely Sunday night through Monday. …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Crowd thinner than usual due to wintry weather.
Kristen Krzesinski’s grandparents used to bring her to the annual Halloween parade down Main Street. Now she brings her own children from Salem, N.H. Nine members of that third generation and a group of their elders gathered on Main Street near Salem Street yesterday to watch the 57th annual parade organized by the Woburn Host Lions to benefit eye research at Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary. By comparison, Ellen McLoughlin and her family, including her daughter, Joanne, 4, came to the parade for the first time this year. They’ve lived in the city for a while, but never came—until this year. The parade stepped off in spite of a ghoulish pre-Halloween snowstorm Saturday night into Sunday morning. Not a huge accumulation of wet, heavy snow, but …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Woburnites and visitors to the city tweeted and sent photos to Woburn Patch during the parade. Add yours!
Although Mother Nature tried to "play a trick" on the city of Woburn this weekend, the 57th Annual Lions Halloween Parade prevailed. Many attendees snapped photos and shared them via Twitter. We've compiled as many as we can and would love to see more! Add yours to our gallery!
Get those floats ready because Woburn is ready to march.
Despite an October snowstorm, the 57th Annual Lions Halloween parade will go on as planned. Parade Chairman Bryan Murphy announced Sunday at 7:45 a.m. that the parade will go on as planned. "The Lions Club was afraid the weather would try to play a trick on us," said Murphy. "It sure did, however, we intend to treat the city to a wonderful parade, as usual." The parade has never been cancelled in 57 years, added Murphy. Woburn Police Chief Robert Ferullo told Murphy this morning that the roads are ready, as is Woburn Police. The Department of Public Works worked through the night to get the roads clear for the parade, said Murphy. "We hope to see you all on Main Street at 1 o'clock," said Murphy. "Let's enjoy it." Murphy said he spoke to …
Friday, October 28, 2011
City officials met with the Lions Club Friday to discuss whether a forecasted snowstorm could effect the Halloween parade Sunday.
A snow storm could leave 3 to 6 inches of snow in Woburn Sunday—causing problems for the Lions' 57th Halloween parade. The parade is set to start at 1 p.m. on Sunday. But if weather forecasters are right and a storm dumps 6 inches of snow on the city, the parade could be cancelled. Parade organizer Bryan Murphy said the decision would be made at 7 a.m. Sunday morning. If the parade is cancelled, notifications will go out via a reverse-911 call, the city's web site, Woburn Patch, Facebook and Twitter. "We have never cancelled in 57 years," said Murphy. "We have had bands not show, but we have never cancelled." According to weather forecasts, a storm is expected to begin around 2 p.m. Saturday with rain possibly turning over to snow by …