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