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Sea Witch Festival -- October 30, 2004

October 30, 2004
Sea Witch Festival

This year marked the 15th anniversary of the Rehoboth Sea Witch Festival, and thousands of Halloween lovers filled up Rehoboth Avenue this morning for the big parade. 

The Sea Witch herself led off, driven by the owner of a fully-restored 1966 Galaxie 500 convertible. He also happens to be the guy I usually commute with to work.

Kids made up at least 70 per cent of the crowd, and patiently waited for the parade participants to throw them candy as they passed by.

The Shriners put on their popular Corvette go-cart show on each block.

This being an election year, several candidates put in an appearance, searching for a few extra votes.

The Cape Henlopen High School Marching Band alternated between marching to its popular drum cadence and playing a song or two from this year's half-time show.

For hundreds of families, however, the real appeal of this parade is the chance to be in it, delighting the rest of us with some truly startling displays of creativity.

As the parade continued, face-painting, pony rides on the beach, and other Festival-related fun were also popular diversions.

The merchants along Rehoboth Avenue will be handing out candy to the kids tonight, as the Festival continues through tomorrow.

Have I ever mentioned that we love living here?


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Frederick H. Schranck 2002-2004