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Submitted by Gail Anderson So many wonderful memories have come into our lives because of the Anaheim Halloween parade, and all the neighborhood activities leading up to the big day.

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Submitted by Barbara Jo Fischer Vary Our family lived in the 300 block of North Resh Street, so close to the Halloween Parade staging area.  I well remember waking up to the Calliope music and knowing it was Halloween and the beginning of a wonderful day. My sister, Claire, and I loved the day of […]

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Submitted by Annie Kupfrian  In the year 2000, the Anaheim Halloween parade was a daytime event.  I helped my daughter, Anneliese, enter the children’s costume contest that year. Seeing all the Capri Sun drinks in my refrigerator, I imagined and created a large Capri Sun wearable costume.

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Submitted by Steve Faessel The Annual Halloween Breakfast held at City Park (today’s Pearson Park) was a “must attend” Anaheim event.

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Submitted by Jeff Nath My family has been involved in the Anaheim Halloween parade since 1956, the year my Opa (Dutch for grandfather) Bill Visser founded Visser’s Florist and Greenhouses after emigrating here from Holland. His first entry was a wheelbarrow full of flowers with his daughter Lynda sitting amongst them, with his wife Joan […]

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Written by Kevin Kidney The scene is so charmingly Americana, it’s no wonder the photograph may be the best-known image in the history of the Anaheim Halloween Parade.

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1951 was a banner year for festival photos and newspaper coverage, here the preview article touting the upcoming fete:

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Submitted by Alison (Holt) Meyers My name is Alison (Holt) Meyers.  I was chosen as the Cinderella Princess from Savanna High School in 1969 to ride in the Anaheim Halloween Parade on Savanna’s float.

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Submitted by Luana Weaver I remember walking one block to watch the parade every year while growing up just south of Broadway in the 60s and into the 70s.  The Shriners, the bands, but mostly the equestrians were all so exciting to me.  

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Submitted by Charlene Schultz Baker Halloween in Anaheim in the 1940s & ’50s was an exciting and magical time. I remember the calliope music ( a steam- whistle organ) awaking us on Halloween morning as it was pulled on a trailer through town, calling everyone to come to the Pancake Breakfast in City Park (put […]

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