‘Spookfest’ at Pedro St. James summons up spirit of Halloween

Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes at the Spookfest.

With Halloween just around the corner, there’s going to be some spooky fun for the whole family this weekend at Pedro St. James.

The Visual Arts Society has teamed up with the Kiwanis Club and the Tourism Attraction Board for Hershey’s Spookfest on Saturday.

The Pedro grounds. – Photo: Richard Whitcombe
The Pedro grounds. – Photo: Richard Whitcombe

Gates are open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and entry is free if families show proof of two Hershey’s product purchases, a press release states.

“There will be many fun Halloween activities like toss the eyeball, coconut bowling, musical pumpkins, sack races, and don’t forget to get dressed up and show off at the Halloween costume parade or photo booth,” said Visual Arts Society marketing coordinator Mary McCallum.

A Haunted House will be set up in the Pedro Great House, and Ms. McCallum said the Visual Arts Society will have spooky Halloween-themed arts and crafts in their Watler House studio on the grounds. An outdoor market will feature local arts, crafts and baked goods for sale. The Society will be accepting art supply donations for the Kids Art Activity Programme, which runs in the summer and on school breaks. Meanwhile, Society member Shilpa Tagalpallewar, who is well-known for her face painting and henna tattooing, will be set up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the tamarind tree.

Homes in the district are being decorated for Halloween as trick-or-treat night approaches, when youngsters will be going door to door. - Photo: Jewel Levy
Homes in the district are being decorated for Halloween as trick-or-treat night approaches, when youngsters will be going door to door. – Photo: Jewel Levy

The Kiwanis bookmobile will be on the grounds and a reading corner will be set up in the Great House – kids should be prepared for some ghostly tales. Kiwanis are welcoming book donations for their reading program which travels to different communities and schools. Kiwanis members will also be selling fundraiser items at the artisans market.

“There will be fun for everyone, and the event promises to be a great family day with music, food and beverages for purchase, costumes, arts and crafts, games and Hershey chocolate treats for everyone,” said Ms. McCallum.

“It’s going to be just a lot of fun to get you into the Halloween spirit.”

 

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