The 69th annual Independence Halloween Parade was held Oct. 28 around the Independence Square. The parade, sponsored by the Independence Chamber of Commerce, consists of local businesses, organizations, and community leaders.

The 1st Place Overall Winner was Powerhouse Theatre Foundation (Enchanted Forest).

All of the following will receive 1st Place Certificates:

• Commercial Division – Float: Moose Lodge 2414

• Commercial Division – Dance Studio: Kim’s Dance Company

• Commercial Division – Other: B & D Skating Rink

• Youth Division – Marching Unit/Drill Team: Independence School District Middle School Band

• Youth Division – Youth Club or Organization: Independence First United Methodist and Starshine Pre-School

• Youth Division – School Club or Organization: Indian Trails Elementary

• Open Division – Non-Commercial Float: Powerhouse Theatre Foundation

• Open Division – Costume Group: Peddler’s Bike Shop

• Open Division – Car & Motorcycle Club: KC Buggies