The York Revolution is poised to put on its first York Halloween Parade.
The baseball team assumed control of the 64-year tradition after the YWCA decided 2012 would be its last year in charge.
The Revolution is organizing the parade, which will be presented by Yorktoberfest Wine & Beer Festival, an event happening Oct. 26 and 27 at its Santander Stadium.
And although Yorkers know the Revs for putting on 70 baseball games a season, there's more to the business than that, said communications manager Paul Braverman.
"We're not so much into the baseball business as we are in the special event business," he said. "It's really just an event that needs to be planned like any of our home games."
So far, there are 66 entries confirmed for this year's parade, Braverman said. That's pretty comparable with past years, give or take a few, he said.
Grand marshal: The Revolution announced that new York College president Pamela Gunter-Smith will be the grand marshal of this year's parade, and that's because the school has been a major supporter of it for years, Braverman said.
"Their commitment to it has been consistent, and their enthusiasm for it was really pretty tremendous and was really kind of unmatched," he said.
So having Gunter-Smith as the parade leader was an obvious choice, Braverman said.
Between student and faculty volunteers, there will be about 100 representatives from the college at this year's parade, he said.
Family fun: The parade begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. It will start its 2-mile route down Market Street at the York Fairgrounds and march down to Lehman Street.
Bricker's Famous French Fries will have stands set up along the parade route, and a Family Fun Zone will provide family-friendly entertainment. The attraction is similar to the Revolution's Friday Night Frenzy activities and will feature kid-friendly inflatables and games, Braverman said.
"So it's an added element of a family day out," he said.
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At a Glance
The 64th annual York Halloween Parade will march down Market Street in York City at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. Although the official registration deadline has passed, last-minute additions to the parade are still being accepted at www.yorkhalloweenparade.com.