Halloween comes early to Waldo County

By Staff | Oct 30, 2019
Photo by: Kendra Caruso Rheiner Koelbl, 6, uses his "spidey sense" as he tries to pin a nose on the pumpkin at Stockton Springs Community Library's Halloween party Oct. 26.

Children celebrate Halloween early at SSCL

Children transformed into witches, superheroes and other creatures at the Stockton Springs Community Library Saturday. A dinosaur, a policewoman, Spiderman and a taco were the winners of four different costume categories after story time and a costume parade.

The library is located in downtown Stockton Springs and is entirely volunteer-run. After games and crafts, children went home with bellies full of candy and pizza to kick off a week of Halloween festivities in the area.

Kendra Caruso

 

Freedom Trunk-or-Treat on a wet and spooky night

Ghouls and goblins of every kind were out on a rainy night, attending the Trunk-or-Treat event at Freedom Election Hall on Sunday.

Organized by the Freedom Rec. Committee, the event drew more than 70 kids, plus another 40 or so adults, according to Sallyann Hadyniak of the Rec. Committee.

"They came in droves," she said. "There were many adults also in costume."

Decorations transformed the hall into an eerie and fun place to show off costumes and collect Halloween treats.

Fran Gonzalez

Cooper Cotier, 10, won scariest costume as a dinosaur at the Stockton Springs Community Library's Oct. 26 Halloween event. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Children in costumes march in front of the Stockton Springs Community Library at its Oct. 26 Halloween event. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Children show off their costumes at the Stockton Springs Community Library's Oct. 26 Halloween event. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Rachel Sentell, 9, won best girl costume as a policewoman at the Stockton Springs Community Library's Oct. 26 Halloween event. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Micah Keyes, 8, won the Stockton Springs Community Library's most original Halloween costume Oct. 26 dressed as what he loves – tacos. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Rheiner Koelbl, 6, wins the Stockton Springs Community Library's best boy costume Oct. 26. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Carolyn Reyes, 5, dressed as a witch, plays games at the Stockton Springs Community Library Oct. 26. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Jillian Swimm, 10, reaches for a colored pencil while doing Halloween crafts Oct. 26 at the Stockton Springs Community Library's celebration. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Stockton Springs Community Library Oct. 26. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Stockton Springs Community Library Oct. 26. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Owen Cyr, whose grandmother is from Knox, as Woody from "Toy Story" at the Freedom Trunk-or-Treat Oct. 27. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
The decorated Election Hall buzzes with Halloween guests at Freedom's Trunk-or-Treat Oct. 27. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
A little fuzzy dinosaur enjoys the Freedom Trunk-or-Treat Oct. 27. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
A family-friendly spooky affair at the Freedom Trunk-or-Treat Oct. 27. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Super heroes have a drink at the Freedom Trunk-or-Treat Oct. 27. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Trunk-or-Treaters brave the wet and rainy night Oct. 27 for Freedom Halloween fun. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Pumpkins line caskets at Freedom Trunk or Treat Oct. 27. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
(Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
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