The Pittsfield Department of Community Development Recreation Program has announced that the Pittsfield Halloween Parade will be held 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, on Tyler Street.

Zombies, ghouls, goblins, superheroes, floats, marchers and more are wanted as planning for the parade gets underway.

School, community, and civic groups are encouraged to participate.

Every "unit" will need to complete a General Entry Form, and those entering a float must also complete the Float Entry Form. Float entries must have a theme that is Halloween related. The deadline for completed forms is Friday, Oct. 14.

A seminar on building floats will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Room 203 at City Hall, 70 Allen St. Attendance is mandatory for a representative of each organization/school interested in building a float.

A meeting for new parade participants will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in Room 203 at City Hall. One representative of each new organization must attend the meeting.

Information: Becky Manship, recreation activities coordinator, at 413-499-9370 or email