As the air grows crisp, a host of Halloween events across the area
We’re definitely getting into the busy season around Dundalk, as my filled-to-capacity calendar and complete lack of time can attest.
As the air grows crisp and the month winds down, community groups and organizations are hosting a variety of events for individuals and families.
We are approaching Halloween, which means the 10th annual Family Fall Festival in Veterans Park is just around the corner. This year’s event, complete with costume contests (for kids and pets!), trick-ortreating, scarecrow making and more, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Veterans Park in the Dundalk Village Shopping Center. For more details, call 410-282-0261 or email email@example.com.
Todd’s Inheritance is also celebrating the spookiest holiday of the year with Halloween weekend tours the the historic house, at 9000 North Point Road, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Includes tours and treats for the little ones.
There are also enough trick-or-treating (or trunk-or-treating) events across the community to satisfy any sweet tooth. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Grand Lodge, at 7721 Old Battle Grove Road, will host a trick-or-treat event for kids on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. For more events, check out our front page story on the Dundalk High feeder schools trunk-or-treat and visit Church News on page 12.
And that’s just a sampling of the many events happening across the area this month. For much more, check out Community Calendar and elsewhere in this week’s issue.
I would also like to use this space to congratulate Jean Walker, president of the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society, on her recent, well-deserved, honor as one of the first Baltimore County Neighborhood Heroes (see front for story). For 25 years — 16 of them as president — Walker has dedicated much of her time to preserving and sharing Dundalk’s fascinating and important history.
If you haven’t been to the Historical Society, or just haven’t been lately, I encourage you to make it a point to visit. While their upcoming Christmas Train Garden is a must-see in its own right, throughout the year the Society hosts a variety of programs and displays that will inform and entertain the young and the young-atheart.
As a kid (it must not have been too long after they moved into their current building), I recall attending a junior Historical Society program. I still vividly remember my keen interest as I, and several other kids nerdy enough to spend their Saturday in the Historical Society basement, learned about the Native Americans that once inhabited the area that we call home.
The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society hosts a number of events throughout the year for residents of all ages to enjoy. The Society boasts an incredibly dedicated and knowledgeable group of tireless volunteers who keep the museum open and running almost every day of the week.
For more information on the Historical Society, call 410-284-2331 or visit dundalkhistory.org.
Finally, I offer one last call to send in pictures of your spookiest, creepiest, most downright terrifying Halloween houses.
We are accepting photos of local homes and businesses decorated for Halloween through Monday, Oct. 23. Photos will appear in the Thursday, Oct. 26 issue of the Dundalk Eagle and online at www.dundalkeagle.com.
Photos can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/dundalkeagle.
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A haunted Halloween display last year on Searles Road.
Historical Society member Rose Benton (foreground) reacted as she and president Jean Walker opened a 50-year-old time capsule at the Sparrows Point Country Club in June.
A mini Indiana Jones stole the judges’ hearts during the Dundalk Family Fall Festival costume contest last year.