By Rick Palsgrove
As I walked around the streets of Groveport on Halloween night the one phrase people said to me over and over was, “This is amazing!”
Costumed trick-or-treaters were everywhere and many homes – especially those on Front Street – featured elaborate Halloween displays. The gray, drizzling rain helped add to the spookiness of the Halloween night atmosphere.
Fiery jack o’ lanterns lit the night. Mysterious smoke billowed. Eerie lights created frightful visages. Graveyards sprung from normally manicured front lawns. Skeletons lurked about.
There were so many inspired and creative costumes. I saw werewolves, superheroes, dinosaurs, ghosts, green-skinned goblins, space aliens, a mad scientist, witches, and all sorts of baffling monsters. There were also people dressed as rabbits, flowers, and other assorted pleasant things as well.
The annual Halloween block party on Front Street drew a big crowd and remained festive until it was time for the creatures that go bump in the night to fade away for another year.