Fall festivities bring fun for all

Laurianna Cull

Halloween came early this year as Scare on the Square brought out every crazy costume in Statesboro last Saturday night.

From werewolves to lobsters, everyone was festive and excited with Halloween spirit.

“I’m out here to see all the costumes, and I’m really excited to see the costume contest results,” event attendee Dylan Church said.

Not only the people and their pets were dressed up that night, but the trunk or treat cars added their own bit of scariness as they rolled up covered in spiders, cobwebs and bats.

The trunk or treat participants decorated their cars as kids skipped from car to car collecting their sugary treats.

“I wanted to bring my daughter somewhere and show off her costume,” resident Bob Peterson said.

Everyone got their chance to show off their best costume as the costume contest began. Some of the participants included the character Chewbacca from Star Wars, the grim reaper and a dog dressed as a hot dog.

Anticipation and excitement grew as the night went on. For so many, 9 p.m. could not come soon enough.

“I’m super pumped to see the Thriller Dance,” event attendee Jeremy Bennett, said.

Scare on the Square entertained attendees until the dance commenced. The game section was quite popular as people colored fun Halloween cartoons and spun a wheel to win prizes.

In addition, people walked from one scarecrow to the next casting their ballot to whichever one was their favorite. The one scarecrow dressed as a Georgia Southern University football player gained attention coming in third, while the Madame Couture scarecrow came in first.

Screams could be heard from the haunted house, and the line for the haunted hayride grew with eager children jumping around and tugging at their parents’ coats as the line wrapped around the Averitt Center for the Arts.