The volunteer witches of the Marion Art Center have been brewing up plans for the annual Halloween Parade around the town on Wednesday, October 31. Costumed characters of all ages are invited to join in for this fun family event. Participants should meet at the Marion Music Hall (corner of Front and Cottage Streets) at 4:00 pm. Under the direction of Hannah Moore, the Sippican Elementary School drummers will lead the parade of witches and princesses, goblins and ghouls, wild animals, and spooky spirits. The parade route will head south on Front Street, up Main Street, north onto Spring Street and back down Cottage to the Music Hall. Once back at the Music Hall, the good, kind witches of the Marion Art Center will hand out surprise goody bags. Come one, come all.