When witches go riding and black cats are seen.
The moon laughs and whispers “tis near Halloween!”
This childhood rhyme lends a spooky air to the days leading up to that most favorite of childhood holidays, Halloween!
By Melissa Anderson
This year the children in the Langdon Area and surrounding communities will have plenty to look forward to as the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce holds their annual Halloween “Spooktacular” on the morning of Saturday, October 26. Not only does the event provide an added opportunity for the kids to get candy and wear their costumes for a little longer, it also provides a safe environment for them to have additional ghostly, good fun.
“It is also a good chance to stop in and shop at local businesses. We hope it brings in people from other communities who may not otherwise come to Langdon and know what we have to offer. Plus, it is free to attend, so you can’t beat that!” Andrea Jacobson, committee member for this year’s event, said.
The start and stop location of the Langdon Activity Center provides ample space for the ghoulish gathering of costumed children to have fun while in their Halloween finery. The morning festivities will have members of Cavalier County’s finest in the form of the Langdon Firemen, Cavalier County EMS, and the Cavalier County Sheriff’s Department. The event ‘scares’ off at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. The little boos and ghouls will pick up their pumpkin pass card and creep their way to the participating haunts.
The frightful locations include:
• Cobblestone Inn & Suites
• Sew On & Sew North
• Langdon Motor Inn
• FM Bank
• Langdon Community Drug
• Junque Decor
• Maple Manor Care Center
• Bread Pan Bakery
• Choice Bank
• Langdon Hardware
• Cavalier County Senior Meals & Services
• Cavalier County Memorial Hospital
• NLAC Imagination Library
After the devilish darlings have collected all the stops’ stamps on the pumpkin pass card and, of course, tricked or treated their ghostly hosts, they return to the Langdon Activity Center by 11:00 a.m. for the door prize drawing. Don’t get scared away, however, as the little boos and ghouls must be present to win.
“There will be lots of door prizes that will be handed out at the Activity Center. We won’t have a final count on those until we pick them up next week but similar to previous years, ” Jacobson said.
While the cackles of children fill the Activity Center gym, parents can watch with alarm as the creativity flows like witches brew as the frightful scene gives chill-dren the chance to burn some sugar off with activities.
“There will a police car and fire truck parked outside the Activity Center for kids to check out ,” Jacobson said.
The event is free to all and fun for all ages as long as they are living. Jacobson said a great age range is from newborn to 12 years. Jacobson also shared that the Spooktacular committee is always looking for volunteers for set-up and take down at the Activity Center.
“We will be setting up at 6:00 p.m. on Friday night and will be tearing down right after the event at 11:00 a.m.,” Jacobson said.
If anyone can help with either one, the committee would greatly appreciate it! It can also count for volunteer hours for any high school student who needs them.