I was very disappointed to learn that our baton group will not be participating in the York Halloween Parade this year.
I am even more disappointed to hear the reason why.
This year our group is considered a commercial group, and commercial groups this year have to pay $200.00 for a registration fee. Nonprofit groups have to pay a $50 registration fee.
A tradition in York that brought thousands of people into the city, a tradition that has been a part of my entire life, is now going away all because of the dollar.
I find it very funny how one organization used to foot the bill for the expense of this parade. Now this year we have the York Revolution, York College, Shipley Energy and others all pitching in for the expenses to cover this parade and they are going to charge you to be in the parade.
What a disappointment.