Now in its second year, the plan first hatched by local civic groups to band together and try to make Pottstown the place to be for Halloween is coming along nicely I think.
This year, more than a dozen downtown businesses have had their windows decorated by area artists and people can vote for them by putting money inside the Jack-O-Lanterns inside the businesses.
That money will go toward next year's Halloween Parade, which will follow this one on Oct. 22.
Over at the Mason's lodge at King and Franklin streets, the Temple of Terror is going strong, stronger and longer than last year we believe.
Here's a quick video I shot at the temple Friday night where culinary arts students from Pottstown High School are providing the food:
And on Sunday costumed runners will carom through Riverfront Park in the second annual Monster Dash 5K and Relay race.
So I decide to try to look at town through a visitor's eyes on a typical Friday night. Besides, it was a nice night for a walk.
This is what I found.
There were a few people out on the street.
They were polite and said hello.
The street was reasonably well lit and I felt perfectly safe.
And look what I found in the windows...