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Danville Halloween parade – donuts and more

Last night was the Danville Halloween parade, and anybody who’s anybody in Danville was there, duh.

That includes the Bowmans and the Wislocks! (We happen to have spots near each other’s so I know this for a fact- and yes, in Danville, you have parade route “spots”)

It was good – we couldn’t stay for the whole thing because my niece (photos of her in her Halloween costume coming next week!) was getting restless and cold, but the good portion we saw was really good.

Lots of floats and plenty of goodies for everyone!

Here’s some highlights from our photographer:

And my personal favorite highlight comes from Brandt Bowman, whose dad, city editor Bill Bowman, took this photo of him eating the munchkins given away by Dunkin Donuts.

BXYY21KCMAAxYy7Have a good weekend, everyone!

Getting into the Halloween spirit

As promised, here’s some of the best of what photographer Rob Inglis and I saw yesterday at the Spirit Halloween store in Shamokin Dam.

Want to recreate Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s “performance” at the VMA’s? Even though it was only a couple months ago, there are costumes for that, people:

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Here’s the zombie swing girl I mentioned yesterday. It was terrifying to see in action, trust me.¬† She sings this “La la la la……la la la…..” as she swings back and forth and turns her head.

It’s enough to scare me as we were all standing there in broad daylight in the middle of the store:

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Halloween is almost here!

Today, Rob and I are exploring popular Halloween trends at a local costume shop.

It was AMAZING how much stuff this place had, including animatronics.

Here’s a sample of what they had, with more to come tomorrow.

I was freaking scared, though that’s not hard to do, really.

Creepy kids are my nemesis. – I don’t want to give away anything, but the zombie child swinging is so scary I almost couldn’t look at it.

What scares you?

Now Trending on Facebook: Week of September 29

This week has been full of big news, mostly coming from our nation’s capitol, but big news all the same.

The govt shutdown has been the talk of our Facebook page this week.

Here’s that and some other crowd favorites:

  • The question of whether politicians should get paid during the shutdown sparked a lot of response, mostly from those saying absolutely not: Tina Auman “Absolutely NOT!! They all need a reality check so they can see how their ‘decisions or in-decisions’ affect their own lives and they should not be exempt.”
  • Other people expressed frustration at the technical glitches surrounding the launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace on healthcare.gov, saying they were not able to access the site: 1380152_10151702160267469_1710294988_nKen Dieffenbach Jr. “This is what I got around 5am today. I went back and it was running, but they failed to identify my identity by me answering the security questions. Then I was given a code to call Experian to answer them via the phone. I can’t imagine the plans are any cheaper than what I have now and will cross the bridge once my premium is raised (which is inevitable at this point I’m certain!)”
  • On a lighter note, the preview video from the Elysburg Haunted House has been popular, with people gearing up for this annual Halloween treat:

Happy weekend everyone!

Tis the season – for Halloween parades

If you’ve checked out the Daily Item’s local page today, you’ll notice that Halloween parades in the area are in full swing. There’s nothing that brings us small-towners out like the promise of marching bands and the sight of cute little Cub Scouts marching in costumes.

Like any good Danvillian, last night I sat along the street and watched the annual parade.

It was a lot of fun. My sister’s dog came along dressed in her bee costume (See the attached photo- her name’s Snowball!)

I don’t know what it is I enjoy so much about the parades, but I think it’s the entertainment value.

You can relax and enjoy a nice family-friendly feature for nothing but the dollar or so you put in the parade committee’s collection tin at the beginning of the parade.

Where else can you get that kind of deal?

Plus, you get free candy.

I myself collected a respectable amount of Tootsie Rolls last night.

What is your favorite Susquehanna Valley Halloween parade? Why?

I haven’t been to any other ones, but maybe if you convince me, I’ll check out a new one next year!