Dundalk residents, groups do Halloween right
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls — it’s almost here.
The spookiest, scariest, most candy-filled holiday of them all is just days away.
I am, of course, talking about Halloween.
And, after extensive research (yes, I count eating candy as research), I can definitively say that Dundalk does Halloween right.
First, look at the events that have already passed.
Several fall festivals, including events at St. Matthew United Methodist Church and Grange Elementary School on Oct. 8 and Chesapeake Terrace Elementary School on Oct. 15, have entertained crowds of all ages.
Not to mention Halloween parties at the Odd Fellows hall in Fort Howard on Oct. 22 and Edgemere Senior Center on Oct. 24.
And that’s just for starters. Look at all the haunted happenings set for the week ahead.
On Friday, Oct. 28, the local Santa’s Helpers charity will host a Halloween-themed fundraiser at the UAW hall on Oldham Street from 7 to 11 p.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Dundalk Renaissance Corporation will mount its annual Family Fall Fest, including treats, costume contests, vendors and more, at Veterans Park in the Dundalk Village Shopping Center. The family fun will be followed by an adult Halloween bash, the Ghost Roast, at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, that evening. (See Community Calendar for more).
And if you haven’t had the chance to check out the Edgemere-Sparrows Point Rec Council’s Fort Howard Haunted Dungeons, there is still time. The popular attraction runs through Saturday, Oct. 29.
For the smallest revelers, there are plenty of Trunk or Treat events to keep kids busy through Halloween night.
On Monday, Oct. 31, New Light Lutheran Church will host a Trunk of Treat at the church, 2120 Dundalk Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m.
Dundalk United Methodist Church, 6903 Mornington Road, will host its own Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Everyone seems to be getting into the Halloween spirit, as the wide variety of spooky Halloween decorations adorning local homes can attest.
All around town, residents have been hard at work putting out their best witches, skeletons, spiders and tombstones just in time for the haunted holiday.
Day or night, the displays demonstrate the creative, festive spirit permeating the town.
(And if you think those decorations are good, just wait until Christmas!)
So, go ahead, dive right in and enjoy Halloween Dundalk-style.
Grab the kids, don a costume, grab some candy and join the fun.
And remember, Christmas is less than two months away!
Opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not represent the opinion of The Dundalk Eagle or Adams Publishing Group.
Even the pups are getting in on the act! Tyson, owned by Debbie Prevatt of Dundalk, was a boxer in more ways than one as he took first place in the pet costume contest at last year’s Fall Fest in Veterans Park.