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‘Wailin’ Woods’ means ‘Scary Halloween’ is near

by Bill Powell
Events Director
Maritime Museum

The extremely popular annual “Scary Halloween in the Park” will be held this year on Wednesday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park. This is the actual date of Halloween, and the official date to observe Halloween as set by Middlesex County.

Scary Halloween in the Park offers a safe, roomy place for all on the Peninsula to come for Halloween. There will be plenty of convenient parking, a “less scary” area around the museum for the younger children, hayrides through the “Field of Screams,” plenty of candy for all, and the paths through the “Wailin’ Woods” for the stout of heart. There is always plenty of candy, candy, candy for all—thanks to our local businesses, organizations and individuals.

“We can’t believe how many folks came last year. The cars not only filled our main “A” lots but most of the “B” and “C” lots across the street too,” said event co-organizer Bob Walker. “We are working hard, with the help of Randy and Stephen Blue and others, to do all we can to make this event better and scarier this year. We are planning more for the Field of Screams and, thanks to the Crittendens, will have a second hay wagon to ride folks around. Folks are coming forward every day to pitch in.”

Walker, along with co-organizer Chuck McGhinnis, will need many more volunteers to help with everything “Halloween.” They are looking for folks to put together scary stuff for either the Field of Screams or the Wailin’ Woods, help with the preparation, and help in giving out candy in the “kid friendly” area.

Help is also needed to distribute candy to the tables, manage the hay wagon loading, in donations of candy or money, or just help in general. Those interested should call Walker at 694-9139 or David Moran at the museum office at 776-7200.

All participants who sign up will be recognized as a participant, and for donations of $50 or more also will be recognized as a sponsor.

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 10.17.2012

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