By Patric Hedlund
The brilliant fall afternoon was crawling with strange creatures, anguished cries, a throng of writhing goblins and way too much fun last Sunday, Oct. 27 as the ZombieFest parade in Frazier Park lurched and boogied to Deadman’s Party by Oingo Boingo. In the Wings Studio of Dance brought skipping and leaping zombies in pink tutus. Hilarious costumes filled Mt. Pinos Way, including a zombie pug pup, a zombie robot and a lady with a zipper face.
Imagination, energy and fun focused on the macabre have turned into a joyful festival of imagination for three weeks of October in the Mountain Communities.
The Frazier Park Library invited haunting storytellers equipped with age-appropriate ghost stories for adults, teens and ‘tweens, plus a puppet show in the children’s library room for the younger ones.
Frazier Mountain High School held its haunted house (see page 28) with elegant coordination and the help of many hands.
The Fort Tejon Historical Association put on a well-attended “Death of Peter LeBeck Ghost Walk and Candlelight Tour,” with hauntings by several historically accurate ghosts.
Coming up is Pine Mountain Village Trunk or Treat starting at 4 p.m. on October 31 and the gazebo haunted house at the same time, by Peak to Peak Mountain Charter. Don’t forget the VFW’s Halloween Bingo, 7-9:30 p.m.
Left, Christine Kearns-Browne and Marie Smith with chipmunk and carrot puppets for haunted library fun. Below left, Zipper face lady in ZombieFest parade. Below right, the ghost of Peter LeBeck at Fort Tejon.
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