Saturday, October 18, 2014

Few Frights on a Friday in Fall

Photo by Evan Brandt

A sucker for Charlie Brown movies, I confess to being drawn by Linus in the pumpkin patch, moved to Argento's Pizza this year, while walking the downtown business district to inspect the work of the young artists who decorated the windows.

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...

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing my picture with your readers. The picture of Linus in the Pumpkin Patch and Charlie Brown trick-or-treating has long been a favorite of mine. I was suppose to paint on the windows a when I was in school but ended up being "runner up" and was never given the opportunity. However, I stumbled upon the opportunity this year, and just couldn't say, "No". I hope you enjoy Linus and the Gang as much as I do! Happy Halloween! Bonnie Pugliese - Artist of Linus and the Pumpkin Patch