Halloween Happenings This Weekend

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Three year-old Nori Oswald is one happy ladybug at the the Sheridan Rec. District's Halloween Carnival.
Three year-old Nori Oswald is one happy ladybug at the the Sheridan Rec. District's Halloween Carnival.

There wasn't a dull moment this past weekend, especially when it came to the trick-or-treater crowd. Sheridan Media's Judy Hagerott brings us this story.

Halloween struck early this year as hundreds of little ghosts, ghouls, and goblins were out on the town looking for Halloween fun.

The day started with the critters at the 12th annual Pet-O-Ween, a fundraiser for the Dog and Cat Shelter. A pet costume contest, folks brought out their decorated pets to compete in the Scariest, Most Creative, and Funniest categories. This year's organizer, Kandy DeTavernier says it wasn't just a day for the dogs.

Now, variety is the spice of life and I tell you, those pet owners really went to work dressing up their animals. There was even a pair of turtles dressed up as a piece of pizza and drink. Amazing.

I caught up with Mary Running who had Moses and Abraham in tow or maybe they had Mary in tow, who knows, all I know is after awhile they had me in tow, tangled up in their leashes.

The trio were dressed up as pirates and Mary tells us what the dogs were.

I asked Mary, if she ever took a nip from that barrel of rum.

And what was in her treasure chest?

Next stop, the old Woodland Park School, where the Sheridan Rec District was holding their Halloween Carnival. There were games, coloring, a cake walk, bean bag toss, the usual, but the best part, or should we say the scariest part, was the haunted house. Organizer Morgan Johnston...

Now, I thought I'd go in the haunted house looking for the person sneaking around. At one point, I found myself talking to some fake eyeballs in the corner. So I shouted, “Where's the real person in here. I was met, in the dark, face-to-face, with a zombie.

Come to find out, zombies don't talk, they just eat little people brains. Scared me and a tearful four year-old Xander Bisbee.

Off to St. Peters for their 1st annual Fall Festival. Coordinator Wendy Gale was pleased with the turnout and tells us why a Fall Festival.

But there's more to the story.

Halloween...dressing up for fun, fright, and getting some free candy. There's plenty more Halloween activities coming up this week. We'll keep you informed. For Sheridan Media News, this is Judy Hagerott reporting.

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