Boo in the Park draws large crowd

Ready for Halloween

Organizers of Williamston’s Boo in the Park said that the event continues to grow. This year estimates were more than 4000 people enjoyed activities offered during the event by area businesses, churches and the Town of Williamston.

“It only gets bigger each year,” said organizer Dianne Lollis, who is the town’s events coordinator.

To begin the evening, Mayor Carthel Crout welcomed everyone and Pastor Stan Bray of Real Life Church had the opening prayer.

Thousands of children dressed in their best costumes and parents waited in line to visit candy stations and enjoy activities in the park.

F2O Clown Ministry of Restoration Chapel Church of God in Williamston

Participating were Happy Trails Cowboy Church with fishing tanks and treats; Pelzer Church of God who provided a puppet show and youth singers and treats; Art Students from Palmetto Middle, under the direction of teacher Thomas Addison, offered face painting; The Journal sponsored the coloring contest and the Town of Williamston provided candy.

Real Life Church sponsored games on tennis court and treats; and the Williamston Area Historic Commisssion (WAHC) sponsored the Haunted Hut.

The Greater Williamston Business Association offered candy. Other vendors offered pizza, drinks, hot chocolate, caramel popcorn and funnel cakes for the fall event.

Stage entertaiment was provided by the F2O Clown Ministry of Restoration

Boo in the Park Costume Contest winners

Chapel Church of God in Williamston and Jack’s Drum Shack.

Costume contest winners included Gunner Cranmer, 11 of Williamston (11-12 age group) Lydia Knight, 8 of Pelzer (7-8 age group) and Cheyenne Brown, 6 of Belton (5-6 age group); Kelly Hughey, 9 of Anderson (9-10 age group); Levi McDonald, 3 of Piedmont (3-4 age group) and Emma Grace Jennings, 2 of Williamston (0-2 age group).

Coloring contest winners included Ages 0-4 – Raigan Mosely of Belton; Ages 5-8 – Mia Morey of Williamston and Age 9 and up – Kelly Hughey of Williamston.