89th Annual Alsatia Mummers’ Parade
The 89th Annual Alsatia Mummers’ Parade will kick off on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
In the fall of 1921, the subject of Halloween vandalism and mischievous pranksters arose. Alsatia members voiced a concern for it….and hence the Alsatia Mummers’ Parade came to be as a means of attracting people to participate or to be a spectator at the Parade in order to eliminate some of the vandalism and pranks. With the exception of the WW II years and the 2011 snow storm Parade day morning, the Parade has been held annually since 1921.
In its early years, the parade was financed entirely by the members of the Alsatia Club. As it grew and became more expensive to produce, the assistance of the City of Hagerstown, the Washington County Gaming Commission / Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, Washington County Public Schools, The Maryland Theatre, the merchants, manufacturers, business and professional men and women of Washington County have helped make it possible to fulfill the slogan of “Bigger and Better Each Year “.
The Maryland Theatre Box Office sells tickets for chairs along the parade route for $8.00 per chair and bleacher seating at Bester Elementary School for $5.00 per person general admission. All proceeds benefit The Alsatia Club.