Hundreds Enjoy Meshoppen’s Halloween Party


Mike Houser (top, far right) and Rick Stark get the 9 to 12-year-old participants at Friday night’s community Halloween Party ready for judging. Portraying a pair of Ghostbusters and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man (above) are Jan and Travis Prevost and daughter Charlotte. They won First Place in the group category, and Charlotte won Second Place in the scariest infant-4 division.

Photos by Rick Hiduk

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Residents from Meshoppen and other nearby towns descended on the borough’s Community Park on Oct. 25 for the annual Halloween Parade and party. Participants had their costumes judged for cash prizes and enjoyed snacks and beverages donated by numerous businesses and individuals who help Holly Stark put on the event each year.

First Place costume winners included: Infant-4 funniest Morgan Hillard, scariest Angel Williams, and most original Elliott Campbell; 5-8 funniest Ameerah Drost, scariest Alfred Higgins, and most original Owen Williams; 9-12 funniest David Benninger, scariest Daniel Seneca, and most original Hailey Litster; 13-adult funniest Sarah Corker, scariest Mike Dear, and most original Jennifer Fahl. There were also prizes awarded for home-made scarecrows, jack-o-lanterns, and painted pumpkins. 

Creative costumes on Friday night included a bag of popcorn, a gumball machine and a crayon box worn by Zander and Ryder Nealon and Bentley Turbessi of Falls. Zander and Ryder took Second and Third most original in the infant-4 division, and Bentley took second in 5-8 most original cosutme.

Elliott Campbell looks like he’s ready to get to work. He won First Place in the infant-4 most original category.

Lydia Brojer and Charlie Korzeniowski enjoy the playground prior to the start of festivities.

Representing members of the Addams Family were (from left) Genia Dear, Hailey Litster, and Mike Dear.

Looking nothing like their namesakes are Heavenly (left) and Blessing Embler.

Additional random photos from Oct. 25:




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