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Costumed Kids, Adults Pack Halloween Parade In Katonah

Katonah resident Bernadette Hicks with her son, Ethan, right before the parade starts. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Bedford Hills residents Ryan Archer and Laurie Kelleher march in the Katonah Halloween parade. They are dressed as Fred and Wilma from "The Flintstones." Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Left to right: Bedford Supervisor Chris Burdick, parade organizer Julia Klagsbrun (center) and her son, Eli. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Katonah kids India Roberts (left), Eli Klagsbrun (center) and Katie O'Donnell (right). Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Downtown Katonah was packed Sunday afternoon for the hamlet's Halloween parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Downtown Katonah was packed Sunday afternoon for the hamlet's Halloween parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Downtown Katonah was packed Sunday afternoon for the hamlet's Halloween parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Downtown Katonah was packed Sunday afternoon for the hamlet's Halloween parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Downtown Katonah was packed Sunday afternoon for the hamlet's Halloween parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Downtown Katonah was packed Sunday afternoon for the hamlet's Halloween parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Cider and donuts were served following Katonah's Halloween parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

KATONAH, N.Y. -- Downtown Katonah was packed Sunday afternoon for the hamlet's annual Halloween parade. Scores of costumed kids, accompanied by adults, took part.

The marchers went in a loop on Katonah Avenue, passing by various shops and stopping near the train station before turning around. Cider and donuts were served following the parade.

This year's parade is the second that was funded through Kickstarter, according to Julia Klagsbrun, who was an organizer.

Klagsbrun recalled that this year's parade almost did not happen.

“Last year we raised the funds within three days," she said. "This year it was a little slower.”

Klagsbrun added: “But then I put a notice on Facebook that said I was afraid it wasn't going to happen and then all sorts of money came in.”

The fundraiser brought in $2,890, surpassing the goal of $2,400. Klagsbrun would like for remaining money to be used for a reserve.

Klagsbrun is a member of the Katonah Village Improvement Society (KVIS), which served as the sponsor. She also had specific praise for Susan Maher, owner of the store Breeze, along with Bedford Police Lt. Melvin Padilla, whohad n she said was “extremely supportive and helpful.”

A photo gallery of the parade is attached.

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