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Ghosts, ghouls, & goblins to gather at ‘Scary Halloween in the Park’

At a previous “Scary Halloween in the Park,” a friendly Count Dracula passes out candy to the chldren.

by Bill Powell
Maritime Museum

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park’s extremely popular “Scary Halloween in the Park” will take place Friday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. at the park. This is the actual date of Halloween and the official date to observe Halloween as set by Middlesex County. All area families are welcome.

The maritime park offers three areas of “scariness” to accommodate all age groups. In the “Pavilion of Peril,” all comers will find a “less scary” area in the pavilion wings with plenty of candy for the children handed out by museum volunteers in costume. Hot dogs, hot chocolate and hot coffee are also available in Billz Bistro.

In the “Field of Screams,” hayrides (two wagons ) run a path through the ghosts, goblins and illusions from the imagination of Stephen and Randy Blue. Beware the Twisted Tunnel and the Bodyless Head.

For the stout of heart, nothing gets the adrenaline flowing like a winding, withering, wraithful walk through the dark paths of the “Wailin’ Woods.”

The maritime park encourages anyone who wants to help set up, put together the “scary stuff” for either the “Field of Screams” or the “Wailin’ Woods,” help with the preparation, give out candy in the “Pavilion of Peril,” distribute candy to the tables, manage loading people on the hay wagons, donate candy or money, or just help in general to call Chuck McGhinnis at 804-694-6449 or the museum office at 776-7200.

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posted 10.22.2014

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