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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:


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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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!