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October 28, 2013

Halloween Happenings in Downtown Lewisburg

— LEWISBURG — Ghosts, goblins, witches and costumed creatures of all shapes and sizes will be welcomed in downtown Lewisburg on Halloween, Oct. 31, for a spooky story time, safe trick or treating at businesses, and for the older costumed creatures, the annual showing of the Rocky Horror Picture show at the Campus Theatre at 9 p.m.  

At the Packwood House Museum, Bloomsburg University student Brittiny Seedor will hold spooky story times, telling ghost stories to the gathered children, including Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” at 5:30, 6, and 6:30 p.m. Hot apple cider and refreshments will be available. Kids (and parents) in costume will get candy.

Starting at 5:45 p.m., many downtown businesses will be handing out treats: Purple Platypus, Wilson Ross, Greek Isles Salon and Spa, Stay Sweet Cupcakery, Bull Run Tap House, Brushstrokes, ETC Quality Resale Shop, The Styling Nook, Faustina Gallery, Indigo Hair and Nail Studio, Fetch and Play, Styling Nook, Tanning World, and Campus Theatre. Waverly Kennels will be giving out people and dog treats. Tricking treating townwide in the borough of Lewisburg will be permitted from 6 to 9 p.m.

For those feeling vampire-ish, the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Campus Theatre. The classic 1933 film, the Devil Bat, will run continuously during the blood drive.  

At 9 p.m., the Campus will show the Rock-SciFi musical cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show, which has become an annual Lewisburg tradition. Admission is $5 and for an additional $5, movie goers can buy a prop bag with everything they need to play along. No outside props will be permitted. Show time kicks off with a costume contest with prizes. Costumes and audience participation are encouraged, but not mandatory.  

Although walk-ins are welcome for the blood drive, appointments for giving blood take first priority. Call (800) RED-CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

 

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