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Spirited Saturday ushers in Halloween season

Spirited Saturday ushers in Halloween season
Spirited Saturday ushers in Halloween season
The 75th annual Halloween Parade featured plenty of spooks, including Lydia Robertson and Isaac Gleitz on the Historical Society of Harrison County’s “The Brides of Frank ’N’ Stein” float, above. Photo by Chris Adams (click for larger version)

Harrison County got into the Halloween spirit this past Saturday as hundreds of children attended the Halloween Festival at Buffalo Trace Park east of Palmyra, as well as the Halloween on the Square events in downtown Corydon. Those attending the festivities in Corydon that evening were treated with the 75th annual Halloween Parade, one of the oldest in the country.
The festival at Buffalo Trace Park began with cartoons and doughnuts that morning followed by a scavenger hunt. Children, dressed in all types of costumes were then treated to a ‘snakes alive’ program, movies and trick-or-treating. Those who were especially brave were able to venture onto the haunted trail.
Hosted by the Old Capitol Business Association, the annual Halloween on the Square included plenty of food, entertainment, children’s games and activities, a jack-o-lantern contest, pet costume contest, cornhole tournament and costume contest.
In addition, the Harrison County Convention & Visitors Bureau sponsored The CW Vampire Diaries Costume Contest, which was won by Ellie Schmidt.
Winners of the Pet Halloween Costume Contest were:
‘Small dog category ‘ first place, Kennedy Heishman and dog, Natalie, dressed as Cinderella; second place, Chelsea Feller and dog, Chevy, dressed as a skunk; third pace, Tatum Bratcher and dog, Puggles, dressed as a walking taco
‘Cat category ‘ first place, Cassidy Blank and cat, Callie, dressed as a pirate
‘Other category ‘ first place, Cassidy Blank and hen, Soot, dressed as Strawberry Shortcake
Here are the results from the parade:
‘Floats ‘ first place, Harrison Family Medicine; second place, Historical Society of Harrison County
‘Antique Car ‘ first place, Don Mathes, 1958 Farelane retractable
‘Walking ‘ first place, Monroe family, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’; second place, Schuler Bauer, ‘Wizard of Oz’; third place, Hursttown United Methodist Church and Crawford County Dance Team
‘Animal ‘ Kelsy Wood, Iddy Biddy Horse
‘Costume Contest, 1 Year and Younger ‘ first place, Alyssa Johnson, pirate; second place, Brinley Best, M. Mouse; third pace, Lilly Pate, ladybug
‘Costume Contest, 2 Years ‘ first place, Jayden Washnock, flying monkey; second place, Brett Harison, scarecrow; third pace, Reese Brown, cowboy
‘Costume Contest, 3 Years ‘ first place, Jaiden Cantrell, poodle; second place, Reagan Davis, snow angel; third pace, Lillyan Russell, Indian
‘Costume Contest, 4 Years ‘ first place, Bryce Rhinehart, cowboy; second place, Zachary Farias, Cowardly Lion; third pace, Kyle Deardorff, pirate
‘Costume Contest, 5 Years ‘ first place, Ty Becker, bat; second place, Christopher Farias, Tin Man; third pace, Autum Anderson, bee
‘Costume Contest, K-1 ‘ first place, Brianna Davis, Indian; second place, Jacob Deardorff, dancing pirate; third pace, Violet Ridenour, firefighter
‘Costume Contest, Grades 2 and 3 ‘ first place, Luke Meeks, tornado; second place, John Hamilton, bubblegum machine; third pace, Raechael Long, cupcake
‘Costume Contest, Grades 4, 5 and 6 ‘ first place, Kira Hanger, Raggedy Ann; second place, Alysa Epperson, Splish Splash; third pace, Tatum Bratcher, hippie
‘Costume Contest, Junior/Senior High School ‘ first place, Rachelle Crouse, Queen of Hearts; second place, Melissa Springer, nerd; third pace, Savannah Tush, Queen Elizabeth
‘Costume Contest, Adult ‘ first place, Myra Schultz, Cat Lady
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Trick-or-treat times
The following towns have announced trick-or-treat hours:
‘Corydon ‘ Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m.
‘Crandall ‘ Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m.
‘English ‘ Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m.
‘Georgetown ‘ Saturday, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
‘Milltown ‘ Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m.
‘Marengo ‘ Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m.
‘Palmyra ‘ Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.

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