The Lucas Area Community Theater hosted the 11th Annual Spook Parade on Oct. 30th at 4pm. The auditorium was packed with friends and relatives of the 68 participants, ranging in ages from under 1 year old to…not sure how old that “antique witch” was. The judges were Lois Cooper, Sharon Albert, Kay Marshall, and Connie Dougherty. They had quite a job picking the “scariest” and “most unique” from the group of animals, witches, devils, spooks, aliens, celebrities, and transformers. Rod Ammons, dressed in his farm chore best, emceed the Spook Parade with the help of Raquel Sharp, Jamie Beatty, Les and Lynn Schneider. Prizes were donated by the Lucas Chamber of Commerce, Lucas PRIDE, Garden of Eden, Troy’s Grocery, and Russell McDonalds. Treats were handed to each of the participants, sponsored by the City of Lucas and Lucas Chamber of Commerce.
The winners were: 1 year olds and under – Braelyn Maupin as a bumble bee was “most unique” and Evan Lamb as a spider was “scariest”, 2 and 3 year olds – Zayne Maupin as Daddy’s Crew Chief was “most unique” and Summer Bates as a witch was “scariest”, 4 and 5 year olds and Kindergarten – Ella Hogan as a cupcake was “most unique” and Susie Gilbert as a devil was “scariest”, 1st and 2nd Grades – Jayan Craven as a witch was “most unique” and Dawson Rhudolph as a white ghost was “scariest”, 3rd Grade – Sasha Albert as Medusa was “most unique” and Keera Maupin as a Zombie was “scariest”, 4th and 5th Grades- Taegen Walter as McDonalds French Fries was “most unique” and Delaney Herold as a witch was “scariest”, 6th thru 12th Grades – Alicia Thomson as a serial (or cereal) killer was “most unique” and Mia Maupin as an Evil Pixie was “scariest”, Adults- Kristi Mettlen as the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Tree was the “most unique” and Tony Bricker as an Old Man was “scariest”. It was very “stressing” for the judges. There were some very unique and scary costumes this year. The 6th thru 12th graders did a great job dressing in very unusual costumes and participating in the event – the Halloween Bash down the street later in the evening contributes to some great young adult and adult costumes.
Gene and Kayanne Meitler, Heartland Hay, gave everyone a hayrack ride after the Spook Parade. Everyone had a good time watching and participating in the Halloween event.
Winners of the Great Pumpkin Carving Contest at the Flying Pig Studio and Gallery were announced by Rod Ammons. The People’s Choice votes earned $34.55 for Bowl Plaza. Joel Mettlen was 1st Place with “Nailed” at $8.42, Justin Gray was 2nd Place with “Let Me Out” at $6.80, Joel Mettlen was 3rd Place with “Barbie Eater” at $5.31, and Janea Gray was 4th Place with “Googlie Eyes” at $5.08. Tess Dunkel McKnight did a great job with a demonstration on carving pumpkins for the Haunted Evening event on Oct. 23rd.