Linton Spookfest set for Saturday evening
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.