Brilliant Halloween Sunshine Greets Meshoppen Families

Photo gallery by Rick Hiduk

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A rare daytime public Halloween party was a big hit with Meshoppen area families, who flocked to Community Park to wander through a trail of holiday decorations and bedecked vehicles where they picked up their Halloween treats. The well-attended event was designed as an alternative to the annual party in the pavilion, which represented a crowding risk this year due to COVID restrictions.

For the children especially, the well-marked Halloween trail was an exciting change-up from traditional activities. Entrance to the park was comfortably managed to encourage safe-distancing throughout the walk. Local families and businesses worked to staff the trail with event organizer Holly Stark, who was aided in turn by her regular team of volunteers.

Many of the hosts were as lavishly costumed as their candy stations were decorated. Hot dogs, goodie bags, and a variety of beverages were distributed to guests as they passed through the pavilion on their way out of the trail. And members of the Meshoppen Fire Company were on hand to pass out treats and give youngsters a close-up look at their fire engine.

In addition to some close-ups, there are many crowd shots in this year’s photo gallery.





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