Hal­loween hap­pen­ings in Kent County

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CH­ESTER­TOWN — Kent County will host a plethora of events for Hal­loween. Rang­ing for ghost walks to 5Ks, there is sure to be an event for ev­ery­one to en­joy.

Hal­loween week­end be­gins Fri­day with “Hall-O-Teen” from 5 to 9 p.m. in Wilmer Park. The youth ori­ented event will pro­vided the younger crowd with some­thing to do while their par­ents en­joy the start of Down­rig­ging.

There will be a film show­ing of “Ho­tel Tran­syl­va­nia,” music will be pro­vided by DJ Pre­ston and, of course, pop­corn and hot choco­late. Bring a blan­ket or lawn chair to watch the movie. The event is spon­sored by the Ch­ester­town HOYAS. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-778-2167.

Ch­ester­town’s an­nual ghost walks will again fill the streets with spooky sto­ries of past Kent County res­i­dents. Tours de­part start­ing at 6:30 p.m. and run ev­ery half hour un­til 8:30 p.m. from Bord­ley His­tory Cen­ter at 301 High St. Tick­ets are $12 for adults and $5 for chil­dren. For in­for­ma­tion and tick­ets, www.kent­coun­ty­his­tory.org or 410-778-3499.

Be­fore the start of the Hal­loween pa­rade, Char­ac­ter County Kent County is host­ing High Street Hus­tle, a less than one mile run from Dixon Street down High Street to- wards Wa­ter Street. Cash reg­is­tra­tion starts at 8:30 a.m. The run starts at 9:30 a.m., and par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive a free daily pass to Kent Ath­letic and Well­ness Cen­ter.

Ch­ester­town’s Hal­loween pa­rade is set for 10 a.m. Satur­day. Be­gin­ning on Dixon Drive, across the street from Dixon Valve, and con­tin­u­ing down High Street, the pa­rade sign-up be­gins at 8:30 a.m. and runs un­til 9:45 p.m. Judged cat­e­gories for the pa­rade in­clude pre-school, ele­men­tary school, mid­dle school, high school and adults, groups and floats. $355 in cash prizes will be given to win­ners.

The rain date for the pa­rade is 3 p.m. Sun­day with sign-ups from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. The pa­rade is spon­sored by the Ch­ester­town Lions Club and Wash­ing­ton Col­lege SGA.

The Galena Lions Club will host a Hal­loween Pa­rade with the line up start­ing at 2 p.m. Satur­day at Sassy Mar­ket. The pa­rade will walk to the town park for judg­ing and re­fresh­ments. The rain date is Sun­day.

Star­ing Satur­day, Rock Hall is the place to be for a 5K, cos­tume pa­rade, cos­tume con­test and more. The Mon­ster Dash 5K on­site reg­is­tra­tion and packet pickup will run start at 2 p.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. The 5K will be­gin at 4 p.m. on Main Street. Den­nis Her­rmann is the race co­or­di­na­tor, and for more in­for­ma­tion, email him at her­rmann5836@ ver­i­zon.net or 410-490-6951.

At 5:00 p.m. Main Street will fill with all sorts of scary, spooky and ghoulish

cos­tumes for the cos­tume pa­rade, which will start at 5:30 p.m. and go down Main Street to­wards the Rock Hall Civic Cen­ter. From 6 to 8 p.m. at the Civic Cen­ter there will be Hal­loween themed ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages, and at 6:30 p.m., cos­tume con­test awards will be given out.

For a mu­si­cal Hal­loween celebration, come out to the Eastern Shore Wind En­sem­ble’s “Haunted All Hal­lows Eve” at 4 p.m. at Em­manuel Epis­co­pal Church. The en­sem­ble will per­form var­i­ous songs of the sea­son in­clud­ing a select few from the broad­way hit “Wicked.”

On the day of Hal­loween, Ch­ester­town Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany will open its doors for Truck-or-treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the sta­tion. Grab a bag at the front door and stop by each fire truck to fill it up with good­ies.

As for trick-or-treat in the tra­di­tional sense, Bet­ter­ton has spec­i­fied 5 to 8 p.m. on Mon­day and RocK Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mon­day.

Round­ing out the spooky cel­e­bra­tions is a special Main­stay Mon­day. At 7 p.m. Joe Holt will wel­come Matt Folker, Shan­non Whi­taker, Mark Wien­ing and Nina Sharp, from Church Hill The­atre, for a “Hal­loween The­atri­cal Special.” Ad­mis­sion is $10. For reser­va­tions, call 410-639-9133.

FILE PHOTO BY TR­ISH MCGEE

Is­abella Pos­tles, with help from her mother Sarah, prances in front of the judges of the 2015 Hal­loween pa­rade in Ch­ester­town.

FILE PHOTO BY TR­ISH MCGEE

In 2015, Sandy Hud­son and her friends dance for the judges in Ch­ester­town as part of the first­place Barn­yard Faeries and Fairy Roundup float.

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