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York College President Thomas Burns serves as grand marshal for York’s 73rd Halloween Parade

November 01, 2023
Halloween Parade Grand Marshal

President Thomas Burns served as Grand Marshal of the 73rd Annual York Halloween Parade on Oct. 29, which launched at 2 p.m. from the York Fairgrounds and traveled east on Market Street from Richland Avenue to Broad Street.

Eric Menzer, President of the York Revolution, which stages the annual parade, and other organizers selected Dr. Burns because, “We think it’s only fitting that the newest leader of one of York’s most important institutions lead one of the city’s oldest traditions. In the short time he’s been in the White Rose City, Dr. Burns has already brought an energy and passion to his position that will both propel students to great accomplishments and continue York College’s tradition of support for its community. We can’t think of anyone better to bring that energy to the start of the parade,” said Menzer. 

“I was honored to serve in this role during my first year as president of York College,” said Dr. Burns. “York is my new home, and it was wonderful to be a part of this great tradition alongside many other residents.”