Boo in the Park Oct. 28

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Boo in the Park will be held in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park on Saturday, October 28 from 5-8pm.
The event offers free candy, entertainment, a children’s costume Contest for age newborn-12, rides on the Williamston Fire Department antique fire engine and lots of fun.
According to Boo in the Park coordinator Dianne Lollis, the event was started when members of the Springwater Committee, headed by Lollis, came up with a plan to keep the community’s children off the streets and in a safe environment during Halloween.
“After approval from the Committee we then put a plan together and went to the Town Council and Mayor Clardy which also gave their approval,” Lollis said.
With help from the Town, several churches, businesses and organizations, the event has grown in popularity to become one of the biggest events in Williamston.
“From the beginning our event has been a great success and with each passing year it has grown, with an estimated crowd of 6,000 in attendance last year,” Lollis said.
Though the event has grown each year, there is still a need for community participation.
“We need to have as many participants in this event as possible,” Lollis said. “With this in mind, I am asking that you join us on Saturday, October 28thby either supplying or handing out candy. If you cannot attend please make a donation with bag/bags of candy.”
Any individual, church or organization that would like to participate in this fall community event can pick up a sponsor application at the Williamston Town Hall or The Journal
Forms may be faxed back to the Town of Williamston at 847-5910 or The Journal at 847-9879.
Deadline is October 23.
“If you can possibly donate candy and need someone to pick it up or more info is needed you may call me at 847-5743” Lollis said.
“There is a NO FEE for participating. Tables & Chairs are provided.
In case of rain the event will be rescheduled for Monday, October 30th.