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Ghosts, goblins & ghouls to gather at maritime park

Check out a slide show from last years Scary Halloween in the Park.

by Bill Powell
Events Director
Maritime Museum

From the ghostly apparitions of the “Field of Screams” to the twisted, tortured, moan-filled pathways of the “Wailing Woods,” the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park will put on their best “Haunted House” look for “Scary Halloween in the Park” from 6-8 p.m. on Halloween day, Wednesday, October 31. Put on that costume! Dress up the whole family! There’s room for everyone.

If you are too timid or too young for the really scary bits, the area around the museum, events pavilion tents, and bistro will be lit up and decorated for those not quite ready for the perils of the darkling woods.

There will be lots of candy from museum volunteers, local businesses, individual volunteers, and from other local organizations as well. They will all be in costume, lined around the events tent area.

Two hay wagons will offer a constant flow of fun and scream-filled rides through Holly Point Nature Park’s “Field of Screams” (Wildflower Meadow) and, if time permits, the “Sinister Saplings” of the west woods. Be prepared, ghastly, ghostly apparitions of all descriptions lurk in the dark shadows.

Volunteers are urgently needed to help with everything from set-up on Tuesday and Wednesday, to costuming up and decorating for the woods and fields. Call Bob Walker at 804-694-9139 or David Moran at the museum office at 776-7200.

As of this article, there are still stations in the woods and fields unmanned. Call in and sign up. Every person makes a difference for this wonderful community event.

Set up will begin after noon on Tuesday, October 30, and continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31.

Also, don’t miss the 2nd Autumn Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 27, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is a non-profit organization at 287 Jackson Creek Road and on Mill Creek. Turn right off Route 33 across from the Shell station to get there.

Holly Point Nature Park, the Pierwalk and all other outside exhibits, gardens and facilities are open dawn to dusk throughout the year, except during pre-announced private events.

To find out more, visit, email or call 776-7200. The museum mailing address is P.O. Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043.

posted 10.24.2012

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