Posted on Oct 29, 2009

Pictured is Jim Meier painting Purple Pinkies on the fingers of trick-or-treaters as they donate to Rotary's fight to end Polio. L-R: Betsy (5), Ellie (11) and Matthew McGinley (9) with Gina (10) and Erin Lambert (11).

Hundreds of St. Croix Valley  youngsters take in Sunrise Rotary's 8th Annual Halloween Parade at Boutwells Landing

Another terrific event that involves multiple organization and generations.  Here are the stats:

  • 453 kids
  • 2x as many adults (parents and grandparents) walking with the trick-or-treaters
  • 100+ Boutwells residents handing out treats
  • 30+ Boutwells staff members
  • 4 SAHS STRIVE members
  • 4 teenagers from the United Way Youth group
  • 40 SAHS Pep Band members lead by director Dennis Lindsay
  • 25 Stillwater Sunrise Club members, their spouses and children
  • Contributions from the Como Zoo, Cub Foods, First State Bank, Stillwater Motors and individuals from our club.
  • Over 22,000 pieces of candy or treats handed out
  • $700 collected for Rotary International's Polio Eradication Campaign
  • Event began at 6pm and was over just after 7pm


This event is a club and community favorite as it involves so many people.  We need to thank club member, Mark Fisher for once again chairing this event.  It was the most elaborate and well organized parades in the events 8 years...well done Mark!  We also want to thank several other club members that helped make the event possible: Mark Lambert and his family, Chuck Buehler, Rick Robbins, Bob Rupp and Jon Stillman.

We'll see you next year at the 9th Annual Parade.