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TOL PR 2016-10-13 Halloween parade Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Leesburg Kiwanis to Host 60th Annual Halloween Parade on Monday, October 31, 2016 Leesburg, VA (October 13, 2016) – The 60th annual Leesburg Halloween Parade, hosted and organized by the Leesburg Kiwanis Club, will be held on Monday, October 31, 2016, through downtown Leesburg. One of the oldest Halloween parades in the eastern United States, the parade will begin at 6:00pm, starting in the front field at Ida Lee Park and proceeding down King Street to Fairfax Street. The Leesburg Kiwanis are seeking parade participants. For more information about the parade, including participation guidelines and registration forms, please visit www.leesburgkiwanis.org. Parade spectators are also encouraged to bring food donations for Loudoun Hunger Relief. Please visit www.loudounhunger.org for a list of most needed items. King Street will be closed from Battlefield Parkway to Fairfax Street from 5:30 p.m. until approximately 8:00 p.m. for the parade. The street will be reopened once clean -up operations by the Town’s Public Works Department are completed. Motorists should plan on alternate travel routes during this time and follow the designated detours. # # #