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DECA students to make Halloween sweeter with ‘Candy Land’ parade
The Rossford High School DECA chapter invites everyone to participate in this year’s Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 30, at 2 p.m.
The theme for this year’s parade is “Candy Land– Everything is Sweeter in Rossford!”
The parade route begins at Veterans Memorial Park at the end of Hannum Avenue.
The parade will proceed up Hannum, turn right at Hoffman Road, left on Jennings Road, left on Eagle Point Road, left on Superior Street and right on Glenwood, ending behind the RHS fieldhouse.
Rossford residents should be aware that those roads will be blocked off during the parade for a brief period of time.
Rossford School District residents, businesses, schools, clubs, organizations, churches, families, and individuals are encouraged to walk or ride in costume.
As in years past, no political endorsements or units are allowed in the parade.
Costume judging will take place at 12:45 p.m. at the Rossford Marina on the Hannum Avenue side.
Costume judging categories are: infants to 5 years old; kindergarten to third grade; fourth grade to eighth grade; and high school to adult.
Prizes will be awarded for first through third places in those costume categories.
Float judging begins at 1 p.m., and monetary prizes will be awarded for floats placing first through third place.
To participate in the parade, call Rossford DECA at 419-666-5262, extension 1129 for information, or send an email to hnissen@pen


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Rossford lies at the heart of the Crossroads of America, an area experiencing tremendous economic growth, located at the crossroads of Interstate 75 and the Ohio Turnpike. The city's population of approximately 6,000 is primarily a mix of descendants of Polish, Czechoslovakian, German and Ukrainian workers who came from Pennsylvania to work at the glass plant, now Pilkington.

Rossford was incorporated as a village in 1939 and as a city in 1971. The City is a municipal corporation which operates under its own charter and is governed by a mayor and seven-member City Council. Rossford is served by full-time police and part-time fire departments, dispatched from the neighboring Village of Walbridge.

The City maintains a Community Recreation Center and three parks, one of which,Veterans Memorial Park, features a seasonal marina along with picnic areas and diamonds and courts for baseball, tennis, basketball and volleyball.

Rossford has three elementary schools, Glenwood, Indian Hills and Eagle Point, a junior high and high school and All Saints parochial school for grades pre-kindergarten through eight.

The city boasts a public library and many service and community organizations such as the Rossford Business Association, Lions Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Its Rossford Community Service League sponsors annual activities such as a Valentine's Day Dance, Easter egg hunt, Halloween, Memorial Day parades and their Christmas tree lighting.

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