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Halloween Hike

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A youngster helps himself to some candy during the seventh annual Halloween Hike Saturday evening at Scharnburg Park. An estimated 500 children and parents perused the campground full of decorated sites. See the gallery at www.spencerdailyreporter.com for more photos.
(Photo by Gabe Licht)

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I'm happy for the kids that did know about this. It was possibly the worst advertised local event, however, and many were left out.

-- Posted by a-thought-or-two on Tue, Oct 9, 2012, at 7:26 AM

This has been taking place for years. Everybody I know knows about it.

-- Posted by financeman on Tue, Oct 9, 2012, at 8:40 AM

The point being that many did not know. It's the ones that are left out that I'm concerned about, not the ones who did know.

Seems that every year I remember it only because of the item in the paper telling about it in the past tense.

-- Posted by spencer-gma on Tue, Oct 9, 2012, at 9:28 AM

Sometimes events are at there best when not heavily advertised. In my opinion it would suffer a little if you doubled the attendance. On top of that most county park events aren't taking out paid ads, they put them on their website.

-- Posted by Steelerfan100 on Tue, Oct 9, 2012, at 1:32 PM

Halloween comes every year....the ones that felt left out will still get the opportunity to get their handouts!

-- Posted by olmanhawk on Tue, Oct 9, 2012, at 4:46 PM

I know for a fact this event was advertised on the radio, in the newspaper and on the Scharnberg Park website (www.scharnbergpark.com) as well as the newspaper website. You need to get tuned in if you want to get involved.

-- Posted by willowtree56 on Tue, Oct 9, 2012, at 8:30 PM

I know for a fact many people like to go to see the decorations and to hang out with other families, not simply for the handouts. If it was well-advertised, then I guess plenty just missed out on seeing any of it this year. I was asked if it was kept quieter to only keep certain people in the loop and keep it a smaller event, so I'm glad to hear that's not the case.

-- Posted by a-thought-or-two on Wed, Oct 10, 2012, at 12:59 PM

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