The Tiffin Developmental Center will hold its 49th Annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 18, beginning at 2:00 p.m., rain or shine.

The parade route will begin at the Chapel parking lot of Tiffin Center traveling west through the grounds to the Huss Street entrance, turning left onto Ohio Avenue then right onto Industrial Avenue, right onto Riverside Drive, right onto Huss Street, then left onto River Road North and ending at the ball diamond.

Judging for the floats will be done prior to the parade and during the parade. This year, the floats submitted by the community will be judged separately from those entered by Tiffin Developmental Center. First through fifth place ribbons and plaques for each category will be awarded.

The judging criteria is as follows:

Craftsmanship – Choice of material (5 points); labor (5 points); use of space (5 points); quality/neatness (5 points); and eye-catching (5 points)

Creative/Imaginative – The degree of uniqueness within itself as separating it from others. Does the float show creativity using original ideas of an original adaptation? (15 points)

Theme – There is no theme for all entries. Each float may have its own theme. Is that theme carried throughout the entire float? Does everything on the float contribute to its theme? (5 points)

A total of 45 points may be accumulated in the overall judging.

NO ENTRIES WITH POLITICAL THEMES WILL BE ALLOWED. Tiffin Center reserves the right to determine if an entry meets the requirements to be judged.

Tiffin Center also sponsors the “People’s Choice Award”, and ballots will be distributed along the parade route for spectators to vote for their favorite floats. The award ceremony will take place in the gymnasium following the parade.

Anyone wishing to enter Tiffin Center’s Halloween Parade may contact Tiffin Developmental Center c/o Halloween Parade Chairperson, 600 North River Road, Tiffin, Ohio 44883, call (419) 447-1450 or download a registration form here prior to October 7, 2015.

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