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Halloween on the Square: In Photos

This year’s Halloween on the Square was offset by a little rain, but the gray skies surely didn’t dampen the Halloween spirit in downtown Harrisonburg! Some of the spooky festivities included music by YanzEvents, face painting by JMU’s Kappa Pi International Art Fraternity, arts & crafts by the Explore More Discovery Museum, You Made It!‘s “Clay Play” Station,  science experiments by JMU’s Alpha Chi Sigma Professional Chemistry Fraternity, hay rides, the Rocktown Choppers’ 1st Annual Hair Scare Contest, and Dragonflies Toys’ Kids Costume Contests, and DIGICO‘s Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest. Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the fun!

The gloomy day on the square made for a spooky scene. Photo by Shannon Essad.

Interns Maggie & Shannon stayed busy registering costume contest contestants at the information tent. Photo by Trisha Blosser.

Participants in the costume contests had a chance to win fun treats and prizes! Rocktown Choppers sponsored this year’s 1st Annual Hair Scare contest, the kid’s costume contest followed and was sponsored by Dragonflies Toys. Our furry friends also had the chance to participate in the Howl-o-ween contest sponsored by DIGICO.

This little guy was a contestant in the pet costume contest and definitely brought his Halloween spirit. Photo by Shannon Essad.

This winner from the kids’ costume contest creatively dressed as a bird house. Photo by Shannon Essad.

The kids’ costume contest winner for the ages 0-3 category with his mother. We couldn’t get enough of this little mouse! Photo by Shannon Essad.

More costume contest winners! Photo by Shannon Essad.

This impressive costume was all homemade. The hard work paid off as this contestant was a winner. Photo by Shannon Essad.

 A special thank you to all of the businesses who opened their doors to trick-or-treaters. We were proud to have 42 participating businesses this year.

Downtown businesses opened their doors to trick-or-treaters. Photo by Trisha Blosser.

Activities on Court Square included face painting by JMU’s Kappa Pi International Art Fraternity, arts & crafts by the Explore Discovery Museum, science experiments by JMU’s Alphi Chi Sigma Professional Chemistry Fraternity, and a “Clay Play” Station by You Made It! Photo by Trisha Blosser.

HDR Board Treasurer Billy Robinson and his wonderful Wizard of Oz-themed family enjoyed a hayride in downtown. Photo by Trisha Blosser.

We can’t wait to see you for Halloween on the Square next year! Happy Halloween!

Shannon Essad is HDR’s first Social Media Intern for Fall 2012 and a senior Communication major with a concentration in Organizational Communication at James Madison University.

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