Be afraid. Be very afraid. This is the time of year that you can see turkey buzzards flying overhead. They are an omen that similar scary things are on their way. Ghouls will come knocking on your door. Zombies will slouch through your neighborhood. Space creatures may bicycle across the sky, while phoning home for a supply of Reese’s Pieces.
On the other hand, fairy princesses will glide along sidewalks, magic wands in their tiny hands. But, they may be followed by Vampira, a ghost bride, or the wife of Frankenstein’s monster.
These bewildering things always happen on Halloween. This year, the Feast of All Hallows’ Eve (the evening before “All Saints’ Day”) falls on Wednesday, the 31st. But, in Madera, we like to get an early start on things, specifically tonight.
The parade Calling all little ghosts, goblins, witches, and other earthly and unearthly creatures. Madera’s annual Halloween Parade will be held this evening, at the John Wells Youth Center, 701 East 5th Street. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. and all children who wish their costumes to be judged must be registered. Registration and participation in the parade are free...