Cameron County welcomed Halloween Saturday. Ghosts, goblins, witches, and princesses visited businesses, trunk or treat, played corn hole, enjoyed food from vendors, entered the Cameron County Recreation Center Haunted House, and went door to door. The rain held off for the activities which packed downtown Emporium from 3 to 8.
Emporium Food Market and Sheetz provided prizes for children 5-18. Deborah Knarr, Joni Holterback, Ava Olay, Ella Smith, Lauryn Trumpie, Mitchell Parslow, Lilly Thomas, Brice Major, Autumn Hunt, Tabitha Connolly, Sophie Cummings, and Amber Earle were selected by the judges. This was the first time in decades that a “parade” was held in the community. Cameron County Chamber of Commerce executive director, Tina Solak noted “It was a first start. The committee met following the event and is tweaking plans for next year including expanding the ages and adding group categories.”
Halloween activities continued through the start of the week with the Dare to Enter the Cameron County Recreation Center Haunted House which had hours Sunday through Tuesday. Sizerville State Park celebrated Halloween activities on October 31 with Spooktacular Skele- bration games and crafts. Costumes are encouraged, so stop by for a ghostly good time and learn about skulls, bats, and spiders. Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library hosting Spooky Story Hour Tuesday night.
Turkey Bowling and Pie Contest Returns
Emporium Food Market owner, Scott McCann says two popular community events returning in November. Turkey bowling will be held on Saturday, November 18 at 11 am. Five people will be selected to roll frozen turkeys down grocery isles to knock down 10 bowling pins. McCann and the store staff will start accepting entries on Tuesday, November 1. This year participants will be selected Monday, November 13 from receipts placed in boxes at the store. The winner of the turkey bowling contest will take home all the ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner.
Following the turkey bowling, a panel of three judges will declare who bakes the best pumpkin and apple pies. There is no charge to enter the contest. Sign up at the store. The winner will receive store gift cards.