A Day of Halloween Festivities

James Gravina, Photojournalist

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  • Members of Georgia Southern’s Future Veterinary Society (left to right) Tyrel Ray, Ellysia Dunkins, Sam McGinn, and Devin Skelton. The group sits at the runner registration point for their Halloween Howl 5k run located next to the RAC on October 22.

  • The race begins. Runners leading the pack in the Halloween Howl 5k take off to set pace for the remainder of the race.

  • Jim O’Brian closes in to the finishing line of the Halloween Howl 5k. Jim looks to close out the race with a first place finish on this chilly Saturday morning.

  • The Winners Podium for the Halloween Howl 5k. Pictured left to right, finishing in third place Georgia Southern Sophmore David Louis, next to first place finisher and winner Jim O’Brian, and along side second place finisher Mike Smith.

  • Scare on the Square signage outside of Bulloch County Courthouse. Hosted in downtown Statesboro, locals begin to gather for the Cherry Dream bounce-house, one of the many offerings during Scare on the Square.

  • Members of Statesboro’s local fire department with fire engine 3. Attendees get the opportunity to tour the inside to one of the local fire engines and speak with current firefighters.

  • Georgia Southern students and members of Southeastern Guide Dogs (left) Katie Walters and (right) Samantha Garber with prominent member and guide dog-in-training Pepper. The group hosts the puppy kisses booth during Scare on the Square, providing attendees the opportunity to interact with Pepper and receive some puppy kisses.

  • Costume Contest group stage age 9-12. Contestants line up for the judges as the crowd gathers for the Scare on the Square’s costume contest.

  • Hosted by Party Impressions Scare on the Square was made possible by various local businesses. The support provided fun entertainment for many of the town’s locals both young and old.

  • Entrance to Candyland Alley. Candyland Alley is an event where young attendees are transported to a magical land full of candy and delight topped off with a magical bounce-house castle.

  • Crowds fill the streets of Statesboro’s East Main Street. Along side the street outside of Art Alley, various local businesses provide trick or treat offerings and games.

  • Local businesses set up trick or treat stations. Each stop along the trunk or treat route had unique decorations and games for the attendees.

  • One of the crowd favorites among the local food offerings. The tigerblood pop from local business Boro Sno was one of the most popular treats at the event.

  • Dozer the lion before his debut in the owners and pets category of the costume contest. This lion didn’t lack any courage as he enjoyed his time at the Scare on the Square.

  • Pennywise and her dog. Contestants pose for a picture after their finish in the costume contest and before Pepper has to return to work at the puppy kisses booth.

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