ULYSSES — The annual Halloween Spooktacular at Lyman Run State Park will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25.

This event date has been changed from its original date. The rain date will be Oct. 26.

This trick-or-treat program is designed for smaller children, although all are welcome. Organizers emphasize fun rather than scares so small children won’t be frightened.

It will be held in the Lyman Run Day Use Area. Children can move about the “Enchanted Picnic Grove,” which will have paths marked out with luminaries, and in the trees will be thousands of “fairy lights” to make the whole day use area look magical. Everyone is invited to come in costume, children and adults alike.

This event is free, but several donation jars will be set around the pavilion should anyone wish to donate money for next year’s event. There will be pumpkin carols sung at the park pavilion, where refreshments such as cider and hot chocolate will be served.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of Lyman Run.

Also, organizers are calling for volunteers to help with this event. They need costumed individuals to help with the trick or treat sessions.

All participants are required to fill out a Conservation Volunteer form prior to participation. Volunteers need to contact the Friends of Lyman Run director, Maxine Harrison, before the event at chipmaxharrison@verizon.net or 814-435-2518. Volunteers need to plan to be at the park by 3 p.m. that day to decorate the day use area, then a picnic supper will be provided to the volunteers, leaving plenty of time to get in costume for that evening’s event.

This is also a part of a two-day Halloween event that includes the Haunted Lantern Tour at the Lumber Museum from 6 to 9 p.m.Oct. 26. There is a fee for the Lantern Tour Program, and crafts and trick-or-treating will be a part of the program.

Unless they have to use the rain date, many of the Friends of Lyman Run volunteers will be helping at the Lumber Museum and vice versa.

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