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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, October 21, 2018 1:00 am


Halloween Happenings start Friday at Pokagon

Journal Gazette

The annual Halloween Happenings weekend will kick off as the movie “Hotel Transylvania” will be shown on Potawatomi Inn's lawn at 7 p.m. Friday.

After the movie, guests can join a Night Hike to Hells Point, a 2.2-mile, moderately rugged hike up to Pokagon's highest elevation. Along the route, hikers will stop at stations for some hands-on learning experiences.

On Saturday, the festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Spiders & Cider at the nature center. From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Potawatomi Inn will serve a spooky lunch (normal costs will apply). From 1 to 2:30 p.m., guests can participate in the annual pumpkin carving contest at the nature center.

Happy Owl-oween, presented by Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehab, will begin at 3 p.m. at the Potawatomi Inn. Live owls will be in attendance. In the evening, trick-or-treating will run in from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the campground. Listen to spooky stories at 7 p.m. in the CCC Shelter, where puppeteer Dave Rozmarynowski will perform The Monster Maker, a funny retelling of the Frankenstein story.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. guests can sign up for the costume contest at the nature center. Winners will announced at the spooky stories program. Campers can also vote on the best decorated campsite in each campground. Winners will be announced on Oct. 29 on the Pokagon Facebook page.

All events are free after paying park entrance fees of $7 per in-state vehicle and $9 per out-of-state vehicle.

Genbu-Kai Karate student places 4th

Logan Wothman was awarded 4th place in the 7-to-8-year-old Novice Kata at the Back To School Brawl Tournament in Huntington on Sept. 8. Wothman is a student at Japan Karate-Do Genbu-Kai of Indiana.