Trick or Treat, Halloween events planned

By Sarah Hawley -

MEIGS COUNTY — Trick or Treat and many other Halloween activities are planned in the next few weeks around Meigs County.

Reedsville, Rutland and Tuppers Plains will each hold Trick or Treat from 6-7 p.m. on Oct. 24.

Pomeroy’s annual Treat Street will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. on Oct. 24. The event will include costume judging at 7:30 p.m. in O’Brien Park just off Court Street.

In addition, new for 2019 will the Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee Halloween Parade in Pomeroy. Lineup for the parade will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24 in the employee parking lot of the Farmers Bank Corporate Building (corner of Main Street and Butternut Avenue). The parade, beginning at 7:30 p.m., will then travel up Main Street, ending at the parking lot at the baseball fields. The parade is open to all members of the community to participate including businesses, clubs, sports teams, and civic groups. The theme is kid-friendly in nature so participants are advised against extreme costumes which would be too frightening for kids.

On Oct. 31, Trick or Treat will take place from 6-7 p.m. in Chester, Middleport and Racine, with Trick or Treat in Syracuse from 6-7:30 p.m.

In Racine, a party following Trick or Treat will be held at the fire station with a costume contest to take place. Prizes for the contest are sponsored by RACO.

Other Halloween activities include the annual haunted house at Wolfe Mountain, as well as “A Dinner to Die for” themed dinner experience and the River City Players production of “The More the Scarier” for three shows.

The Haunted House Experience returns for its 5th annual event. The event will be presented at Wolfe Mountain Entertainment on Oct. 24, 25, 26, 30, and 31. General admission is $5 per person, per trip.

On Oct. 28 and 29 will be “A Dinner to Die for” themed dinner held inside the haunted house at Wolfe Mountain Entertainment. Enjoy dinner inside the haunted house (while it’s not operating) in one of rooms on the tour. Food will be themed to the event and served by some of the ghoulish staff. Advanced reservations are required.

“The More the Scarier” will be presented Oct. 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. by the River City Players in the Middleport Village Hall gymnasium.

The play is described as follows: “Hoping to boost her show’s ratings, morning show host Maxine Jackson enlists the aid of a paranormal expert, a medium, a policeman and a lawyer to spend the night in Barnowl Mansion, legendary for being haunted. The medium, Will O’Wisp, claims to see dead people, while Private Eye Broderick plans to weed out anything — or anyone — phony. Also joining them is the heir to the estate, Luella Dudley, whose condescending attitude rankles Maxine. The surprise ending is part of the spooky fun for this ghost filled story perfect for Halloween.”

Tickets available at the door $10 each, or from The Fabric Shop or any actor in the show.

By Sarah Hawley

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.