Linton Spookfest set for Saturday evening

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

When it comes to Linton's traditional Spookfest, Humphreys Park will again come alive with the sights and sounds of Halloween.

The annual Spookfest is slated for 6 p.m. on Saturday -- with the Halloween parade kicking off at 6 p.m. and registration at 5 p.m. at the Girl Scout Cabin.

As in the past, the Linton-Stockton High School Marching Miners will head up the parade of local spooks, make-believe princesses and other ghastly ghouls in a traditional march around the park.

Judging for the costume contest will take place on the band shelter stage and begin right after the parade.

Trunk or treating will take place on the park's east side.

"We encourage people to participate in the trunk-or-treating," explained Linton's Mayor Tom Jones.

Those who wish to provide candy for trunk or treaters should sign up at city hall, the mayor requested. But please give out wrapped candy only.

"We would like to get an idea of how many there will be," Jones explained.

Last year, local merchants stepped up to the plate and donated candy for the Spookfest. This year, they can do the same.

"We encourage local merchants to bring in candy to Markle Music," Jones said. "We will be making calls for donations."

Remember to also support the band's traditional fish fry, he added.

The Linton-Stockton High School band boosters will host its annual Jonah Fish Fry fundraiser Saturday from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Roy Clark Community Building on the northside of Humphreys Park.

2009 marks the fourth year for Spookfest to be held at the park. For several years, the festival was held in downtown Linton.

* Trick or treating in Linton will be from 5:30 -9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

* Trick or treating in Bloomfield will be from 6 - 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The annual Bloomfield High School Spook Band Pardre is Friday at 6 p.m. It will begin at the public library and proceed down Spring Street to the high school tennis courts. Prizes will be awarded in age categories, and food concessions will be available.

* Trick or treating in Lyons will be from 7 - 9 p.m. on Saturday.

* Trick or treating in Worthington will be from 6 - 9 p.m. on Saturday.

* Trick or treating in Jasonville will be from dusk to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

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  • What about for Switz City?

    -- Posted by switzcity on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 3:54 PM
  • What is "trunk-n-treat"?

    -- Posted by Dallas13 on Wed, Oct 28, 2009, at 8:28 AM
  • I imagine most Linton people will be at the Sectional football game on Friday. I would hope so anyway.

    Saturday will probably be very busy!!!

    -- Posted by redbird08 on Wed, Oct 28, 2009, at 8:53 AM
  • Dallas13, trunk or treating is when people line their cars up and hand out candy from their trunks.

    -- Posted by LovelyRitaMeterMaid on Wed, Oct 28, 2009, at 9:17 AM
  • Bloomfield's trick or treating hours are 6pm to 9 pm on Fri and Sat, NOT 9:30

    -- Posted by fanofbloomfield on Wed, Oct 28, 2009, at 9:53 AM
  • I didn't realize the Spookfest wasn't downtown anymore. Those were good times...

    -- Posted by MommiezBoyz on Wed, Oct 28, 2009, at 11:40 AM
  • Is there anyone else out there wishing Linton would have trick-or-treating on Halloween night only? And no, I am NOT against trick-or-treating. I love it! But it can get quite expensive to provide candy for two nights' worth of trick-or-treaters. I know, I know, someone will suggest to just turn the porch light off and don't answer the door. It isn't that simple. I've tried that and people STILL ring the doorbell if they think you're home. Then if you don't answer, they think you're just terrible for it. I just wish it would be for one night--Halloween night--only.

    -- Posted by Lorhagatha on Wed, Oct 28, 2009, at 4:38 PM
  • I am glad they have it two nights it's fun for the children.

    -- Posted by Aug on Fri, Oct 30, 2009, at 10:47 AM
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