The Optimist Club of Gettysburg will once again be participating in the Gettysburg Halloween Parade scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, 2012.  Members and youth will be riding Scoot Coups and motor scooters donated by GettyPeds of Gettysburg and will meet at their store located at 39 N. Washington Street (located behind the Flower Boutique) at 6:00 pm.  Riders will be fitted with safety apparel and be given operating and safety instructions concerning the equipment.

Due to construction activity at the Lefever Street Middle School campus, this year’s parade will form at the old National Park Visitors Center parking lot located between Steinwehr Avenue and Taneytown Road beginning at 6:00 PM.  The parade will begin with a motorcycle escort at 7:00 pm and a performance by The Lancers on Lincoln Square at 7:10.  The remainder of the parade units will step off from the parking area at 7:30 pm.

Participants are reminded to wear warm clothing suitable for the season.  A rain date is scheduled for Wednesday, October 31.   There is plenty of  “Scooter Fun for Everyone” and opportunities for additional members, their guests and family to participate in this popular annual event.  If you are interested in participating with the youth of Gettysburg and our club, please contact us at