Revolution to Produce York Halloween Parade

Event is scheduled for Sunday, October 27 in Downtown York

Published Friday, July 26, 2013

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Friday, July 26, 2013
For more information:
Eric Menzer – President & General Manager
Phone: (717) 801-4481







Event is scheduled for Sunday, October 27 in Downtown York 

(York, Pa.):  The York Revolution will produce the York Halloween Parade beginning in 2013, taking over for the YWCA, which had previously indicated that it was no longer in the position to do so. The parade will remain on its traditional route, with the Revolution having responsibility for fundraising, organization, volunteer recruitment and all other aspects of the event.  Shipley Energy and York College have also stepped forward to help sponsor the parade. Additional sponsors are being sought. The parade will take place this year on October 27. Registration details will be available on the York Revolution website beginning August 15.
York Mayor Kim Bracey hailed the move as a perfect fit between a traditional event which was in danger of being discontinued and the experience of the Revolution staff in producing major community events, most recently the community July 4 celebration, which moved to Sovereign bank Stadium this year. “The Revolution has already proven they are both community-minded and skilled at producing major events,” said Bracey. “Now they have stepped-up again to make a major contribution to downtown York and all of York County by taking this on and allowing the parade to continue at no cost to city taxpayers.”
As parade expenses continued to rise and donations from local businesses and the community are increasingly difficult to acquire each year, the YWCA Board of Directors made the difficult decision in 2012 to discontinue its involvement hosting the parade.  The YWCA concluded that in today’s current economic environment, where YWCA’s critical support services: domestic and sexual violence services, counseling, child care, youth development, are much needed, it was more prudent to dedicate its time and resources to these oftentimes life-saving services. “While it disappoints us to announce the discontinuation of our involvement leading this beloved community event, we simply cannot justify cutting back on our other services.  We regret the need to alter such a fine tradition, but feel that it is the just and responsible thing to do.  Thankfully, we are grateful to the York Revolution for stepping forth and taking responsibility for the parade,” said Jennifer Brillhart, Chief Development Officer of YWCA York.
Revolution President and General Manager Eric Menzer said that the parade was a good way for the team to help in the community. “We want to be good corporate citizens and do what we can to support the community that supports us,” Menzer said. “We have expertise in sales, marketing and event production. This is a great way to use it to continue one of York’s great traditions.” Menzer said he did not expect any major changes in the parade this year. “We may tweak or streamline a few things based on what we are told by the YWCA from their experience,” he said, “but people who are used to the traditional York Halloween Parade will not be disappointed.”




The York Revolution Professional Baseball Club is a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.  2013 is the Revolution’s seventh season of operation at Sovereign Bank Stadium, the centerpiece of Downtown York, PA, located at 5 Brooks Robinson Way.  The facility hosts all 70 home games in addition to myriad events through the entire calendar year.  For tickets or more information, please call 717-801-HITS (4487) or visit the Revolution online at