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Thurmontís Annual Halloween in the Park

(9/26) Thurmontís Halloween in the Park has become an iconic fall event for the town of Thurmont. Commissioner Wayne Hooper & wife Jill have chaired this event for many years and continue to deliver more fun and activities year after year! The Hooperís have a dedicated group of volunteers who work tirelessly each year to deliver a memorable Halloween event for all children who attend.

This yearís activities will include a childrenís area (12 & under) from 6 - 8:30 p.m. featuring a variety of games and crafts like Ring-a-Monster, Eyeball Toss, Apple Dip, and a Candy Corn Ball Toss. There will also be crafts available in the childrenís area including Mini Pumpkins, Halloween Books Marks and Masks. There will be a magic show, face painting and the ever-so popular Halloween Egg Hunt at 6:30 p.m.. There is a non-scary childrenís area available but for those who want a thrilling good time there will be the traditional Haunted Hayride, Haunted House, and Little Shop of Horrors. There will be all types of refreshments, drinks and more.

Halloween in the Park will take place October 28 starting at 6 p.m. in the Thurmont Community Park with free parking available at Criswell Chevrolet. Cost of admission is $3 plus a canned food donation to support the Thurmont Food Bank. Children five and under are free. The rain date for the event is November 4. Round up your little ghosts and goblins and experience the best Halloween event in Frederick County!

Additionally, Thurmont will be holding their 2nd Annual Halloween Decorating Contest for those residents and businesses within the town limits. Decorate your house or store front for Halloween and you could win one of three prizes for your Halloween dťcor. First prize will be $75, second place $50, and third place $25. Judging for the Halloween decorating contest will be October 24, 25, and 26. Winners will be announced at Halloween in the Park and posted on the Townís website and Facebook page after October 28. Happy Haunting Decorating!

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