125 kids attend community Halloween party in Wyalusing
WYALUSING - On Sunday in the Wyalusing Fire Hall, there was a walking lobster, a walking bunch of grapes, and even a walking coffin.
The event, the annual Wyalusing Halloween Party, gave kids a chance to parade around in their costumes and possibly win a little cash for them before they went trick-or-treating Sunday afternoon in the borough.
The party, which was sponsored by the Wyalusing Lions and Lioness clubs, also featured refreshments and craftmaking, which was led by members of the Wyalusing Leo Club.
Approximately 125 children, along with family members and friends, attended the party, which was open to anyone in the community, said Judi Looney, president of the Wyalusing Lioness Club.
"It's one of the biggest attendances" ever for the event, which has no admission charge and which has been held for many years, she said.
There were costume contests at the party for six different age groups, with prizes given out for the most original, funniest, prettiest and scariest costumes.
Kids received a quarter just for competing in the costume contests, with $2 given out to first-place finishers and $1 for second place.
As they left the party, kids were given a bag of candy, along with plastic Halloween bag for trick-or-treating.