Boo in the Park this Saturday

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Williamston’s annual Boo in the Park event will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 5-8 p.m. in Mineral Spring Park. The event will include entertainment, costume contest, fire truck rides, a puppet show, free hotdogs, free candy for kids and other special activities.

The Pelzer Church of God will be giving away free hot dogs, drinks, popcorn and boiled peanuts in addition to providing entertainment on Gospel Stage.

The Pelzer Cowboy Church will have their popular fishing tank and miniature horses to pet.

The Williamston Area Historic Commission will entertain children as they walk through the “Spook Hut”.

Local churches, businesses, organizations and individuals will hand out candy to children ages 12 and under.

Costumed characters from Palmetto’s drama club will be in the park during the event.

Boo in the Park is a community effort to keep the community’s children off the streets and in a safe environment during Halloween.

With support from the Town of Williamston, the event has been a great success and with each passing year has grown, with an estimated crowd of 5,000 last year.

“We need to have as many participants in this event as possible,” organizer Dianne Lollis said. “With this in mind, I am asking that you join us on Saturday, October 26th by either supplying or handing out candy. If you cannot attend please make a donation with a bag of candy.”

Volunteers, churches and area businesses interested in helping with the event are asked to call Dianne Lollis at 847-5743 or Ellen Harvell at 847-5588.Any church or organization interested in participating is welcome, Lollis said.

The community event is sponsored by area churches, Springwater Committee members, the Greater Williamston Business Association (GWBA) and The Town of Williamston.