Paola’s annual Halloween parade around Park Square will take place Thursday, Oct. 31.
Costumed children can start lining up on Peoria Street between Pearl and Agate streets at 5:30 p.m., and the parade will begin at 6 p.m. Participating businesses will hand out candy.
Those who arrive early can attend a special story time featuring Roselda the Witch beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Paola Free Library. Attendees can even watch her make her witch’s brew.