2020 and 2021 presented itself with some unique challenges. Please know that your Halloween Committee is a small group of volunteers who worked hard to keep the Halloween spirit alive based on the donations received.
DRIVE-BY HALLOWEEN PARADE | 2021
For the children’s safety, our COVID-safe mini-parade continued from last year and started on SAT. OCT. 30, 2021 around 6:30 PM for around 2.5 hours. During this event, you could visit our facebook page @palmyrahalloweenparade to get live status updates. Many thanks to the Palmyra Police, Palmyra Fire Department volunteers, LED theatrics, and glow riders from 7Textures for making it possible! We hope to bring back the traditional Broad St. parade activities in 2022.
Click on the map below to zoom in/out. The line in orange is the route.
SCARECROW CONTEST | 2021
Click here to see contest rules. We had 11 judges who rated each scarecrow from 1 (not creative/original) to 5 (very creative/original). The scarecrows had a range of total average scores from 2.55 to 4.36 out of 5 maximum points. The top 3 winners, who will each receive a $50 gift certificate to The Fresh Produce store that was generously donated by Mayor Gina Tait, are:
“PEOPLE’s CHOICE” SCARECROWS
Additionally, folks were able to vote for their favorite scarecrow for the “People’s Choice” title online at https://forms.gle/AcDM17WTLvF61yf36 until Sun. Nov. 7th.
NO HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST in 2021.
FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE PALMYRA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION for 2021:
All cars had to have a family friendly theme, decorate their trunk accordingly, and hand out candy to all attendees. Ghouls and goblins of their own could trick-or-treat for free! For those without a trunk, there was a $3 per child admission fee to the PIA to help support their activities that benefit the community. RAIN DATE: OCT. 23, 2021
BUG & CRITTER COUNT CONTEST | 2021
If you can count them up correctly, you’re in for a big prize! Print your sheet or stop in Top Notch Spot or Jeny’s Java to pick a printed copy and get counting! Winner will be announced November 2nd.
PALMYRA MINI DRIVE-BY HALLOWEEN PARADE (2020)
The Palmyra Halloween Parade group joined with the Palmyra Police and Fire Departments and hit the streets of Palmyra to continue our Halloween tradition in a COVID-safe manner! Thanks to donations, the Halloween Parade folks were able to bring our friends from 7 Textures to perform some fiery theatrics and glow riders! The festivities left the firehouse at 6:30 PM and headed to the river side of Palmyra by making a left out of the firehouse toward Elm, then crossed over Broad about 7:30 PM to reach the other side of town.
The Halloween Parade Committee of volunteers thanks the Borough of Palmyra for their continued support and contributions to the mini parade. We also like to extend a very special thank you to the Palmyra Fire Department, the Palmyra Police Department, and Palmyra business Theodore E. Mozer INC, Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication and Design. We couldn’t have done served our community in 2020 without your help.
1ST EVER SCARECROW DECORATING CONTEST (2020)
See the impressive scarecrows on Broad Street from the Palmyra Fire House to the corner of Morgan and Broad from 2020.
MOST CREATIVE SCARECROW WINNERS ON BROAD ST.:
- Train Conductor
- Crazy Cat Lady
- Hershey S’mores
“PEOPLE’S CHOICE” SCARECROW WINNER (80 of 449 total votes):
PURRsonal Space – South Jersey’s Cat Lounge
Prizes generously sponsored by Mayor Gina Tait and Joe Russel Restoration of Palmyra, NJ
Click here to see 2020 contest requirements.
HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST (2020)
Homes were judged on their “spooktacular” decoration displays. All entries were judged in the evening on either October 25th, 26th, or 27th.
1st place prizes for each category were $100.
Over the Top for the families that go all out, such as inflatables
1st Place Winner: 732 Park Ave | 2nd Place Winner: 300 W. Henry Ave
Classic for simple, fun, or elegant decorations
1st Place Winner: 7 Morgan Ave | 2nd Place Winner: 611 Front St
Prizes for the contest were generously donated by Mayor Gina Tait.
BUG CONTEST (2020)
Hosted by our friends in the Palmyra Business District, contact Jeny’s Java Joint if you have questions.
HALLOWEEN CRAFT FUN (2020)
Hosted by our friends at the Purrsonal Space Cat Lounge:
EVENTS BEFORE 2020:
Pumpkin Decorating at the Palmyra Farmers Market
Dine and Donate Fundraiser at Chipotle in Cinnaminson
Costume Swap We love this event! Drop off and/or pick up a Halloween Costume!
PIA’s Trunk or Treat Hosted by our friends at the Palmyra Improvement Association.
Halloween House Decorating Contests
Monster Dash 5k run Fundraiser for the parade
Find the Sweatshirt Our super fun Halloween Parade hoodie was hiding in a Palmrya business waiting to be found and worn by the finder!
Masquerade Ball Proper dress encouraged! Another fun fundraiser held at Curran’s to raise awareness and funding for the parade.
This Year’s Palmyra Halloween Committee meetings:
For information on our parade planning meetings please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org