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Chartley Halloween Parade's 20th Anniversary a 'Huge Success'

Letter to the editor from Norton Parks and Rec chairperson Sheri Cohen.

The Norton Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank the entire community for coming out and supporting our largest yearly event – the 20th annual Chartley Halloween Parade.  This year, the parade’s 20th anniversary, was another huge success (despite the rain)!   First and foremost, we have to thank Ribeiro Enterprises for (once again) sponsoring the parade, so that we can continue with this wonderful tradition.  We would also like to thank the Norton Police and Fire departments, the Norton Honor Guard, and the Norton Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)  for all of their help.  In addition, thank you to the Attleboro and Plainville Police and Fire departments, and the Bristol County Sheriff’s department, the Norton Board of Selectmen, Town Manager Mike Yunits,  Senator Jim Timilty, Representatives Steven Howitt, Jay Barrows and Keith Carreiro; and our popularly-elected “Mayor of Norton,” Steve Bishop (Men of Many Hats)  for coming out to support our community and this event.

This year, we had more than 45 floats/walkers in attendance, making this our biggest Halloween parade ever!   We would like to thank all of our participants for making our parade the success that it was.  Each group put a lot of effort and creativity into their floats (whether riding or walking) and we appreciate all of their hard work.  The following businesses/organizations participated in our parade:  Boston Police Gaelic Column Pipes and Drums, “Ronald McDonald” (provided by Mr. Farren from the Norton McDonalds), Norton High School Marching Band, Wetherell’s Lawn and Garden,  the MOMS Clubs of Norton and Attleboro/Taunton, the Mothers of Twins Club, North Easton Savings Bank, On the Barre Dance Studio, Jack Conway Realty, Norton Public Library,  Mansfield Oil Co. Inc., Norton Kayak Co., Ponies for Fun, Eascare Ambulance, the Romaine and Grant Families, Ronald Benaski, Richard and Gigi Oler, Richard LaPorte, Ken Theriault,  Cheer Factor High Performance Training Center, Tournament Tackle Co & Marine Service,  Nine Lives of Norton, Active Learners Preschool, Proulx Electric Services, Cub Scout Pack 61, Cub Scout Pack 27, Dream Makers School of Dance/Studio 12, Norton Lions Club, JC Solmonese Elementary, the Arena Family, Haunted Alliance, Norton Youth Baseball/Softball, Barrowsville Farm, Art in Motion Academy of Dance, Y Way Nursery School /Attleboro YMCA, Papa Gino’s, Little Lancers Pride & Spirit Football and Cheer Program, Norton Middle School Youth Hockey and the Boston Windjammers.  To anyone who made a contribution that has not been mentioned, we extend our gratitude as well.  We are impressed and encouraged by the outpouring of support we receive to make the event all that it is, and hope that all of you enjoyed it as much as the families lining Route 123 did.  We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Sincerely,

Norton Parks and Recreation Department

www.nortonparksandrec.com

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