A few days ago in this post, I made mention of the fact that Ashland takes Halloween very seriously! It rained for several hours today and it was still sprinkling when the parade got under way, but then the storm broke and the rain stopped. It was as it should be! I use the term “parade” loosely because really, it’s a crazy free-for-all that brings out the whole town in costumed celebration. At the head of the parade each year is a group of percussionist-playing local citizens who take Halloween to the next level.