Fall Spook­tac­u­lar draws a crowd to Ris­ing Sun

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By JANE BELLMYER

jbellmyer@ce­cil­whig.com

— What a dif­fer­ence a week made for the Fall Spook­tac­u­lar.

Orig­i­nally sched­uled for Oct. 22, Ris­ing Sun’s Hal­loween party was held this week­end in­stead un­der sunny skies.

“We are blessed to have great weather,” said Mayor Travis Mar­ion who made the de­ci­sion a week ago to post­pone Spook­tac­u­lar pri­mar­ily be­cause the pop­u­lar in­flat­a­bles could not be set up with wind gusts over 30 mph. “I am happy to see so many peo­ple com­ing out.”

Lau­ren Dy­mond agreed last week was too windy. The en­tire Dy­mond fam­ily was dressed as The In­cred­i­bles.

“We like this,” she said, af­ter re­triev­ing Noah, 4, from the bot­tom of the in­flat­able slide.

Now in its fourth year, this was the first time Spook­tac­u­lar had to be resched­uled. It made it no less fun for Sarah Kahler, who brought her son

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Shane Manc­inho, 6.

“We come here every year,” Kahler, from Conowingo, said. “It’s free. We like the horse rides and how ev­ery­one dresses up. There’s lots of re­ally good cos­tumes.”

Michael Eiglin­sky, 9, was dressed as an old man while Brae­dyn Wood, 7, was decked out as a Coca-Cola ma­chine. Pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates Hil­lary Clin­ton and Don­ald Trump were also among the cos­tumes.

“This is a fan­tas­tic turnout,” said Amy Tart, who came from Elk­ton with her chil­dren, Ma­son and Kam­ryn. “I love any outreach for the com­mu­nity. It’s great to see ev­ery­one com­ing to Ris­ing Sun.”

Mar­ion said Spook­tac­u­lar is a chance for the town to put its best foot for­ward.

“This is how Ris­ing Sun gives back. We want peo­ple to come and see our town and see what we’re about,” he said. “One of the county of­fi­cials told me Ris­ing Sun al­ways has amaz­ing turnout.” Kam­ryn Tart, 2, and her brother Ma­son Tart, 5, dec­o­rate pump­kins, one of dozens of free ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able at Ris­ing Sun’s Fall Spook­tac­u­lar, which in­cluded in­flat­a­bles, pony rides and a hay ride.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

Ryan Long en­joys the ride down the in­flat­able slide, one of sev­eral avail­able dur­ing Ris­ing Sun’s Fall Spook­tac­u­lar.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

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