Even bright sunlight and warm temperatures don't keep creatures of the night from going downtown on Halloween

John Thompson • Oct 31, 2017 at 8:48 PM

ELIZABETHTON — It was a bright and sunny Halloween afternoon in Downtown Elizabethton, with temperatures hovering around 70. Despite the weather, the creatures of the night came out in hordes to enjoy Downtown Trick-or-Treat.

Local merchants once again sat in front of their stores as children in highly imaginative costumes came by seeking a few pieces of candy, except in the case of Appalachian Family Dentistry, where Logan Tipton allowed them to choose a toothbrush in the color of their choice.

There seemed to be a lot more Wonder Woman costumes this year, while other superheroes remained a popular choice, especially Batman and Superman. There were also a lot of the old-fashioned witches, as well as the new variety of Hogwarts witches, with the staff of the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library wearing Hogwarts robes, each in a different house color.

There seemed to be a lot of Trick-or-Treaters enjoying their first Halloween this year, at least those who were not sleeping in their carriers.

The annual downtown event was sponsored by the Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department, the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library and Carter County Tourism.

"This is one the better events we sponsor each year," said Mike Mains, director of the city's Parks and Recreation Department. "This event attracts people of all ages and families enjoy it together," he said as lots of very small children in costume walked by with their parents helping them collect all the candy they could want.

Mains said music for the event was provided by DJ Wayne Kelly. The music leaned heavily toward the many scary songs that magically reappear on around Halloween.

The boisterous music was topped only by the scariest-scream contest and the cheers for the best costumes contest.

It just shows that Ghouls just wanna have fun.

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