October is upon us, which means pumpkins and witches are cropping up around the neighborhood in anticipation of celebrating the spookiest holiday of the year!
Up first, don’t miss out on the Haunted House at the Clara Barton Community Center (CBCC) on Sunday, October 30 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, presented by the Friends of the CBCC and the Montgomery County Department of Recreation. Free for all ages, though children up to age 10 are most likely to be spellbound. Little ones may want a hand to hold as spooky guides bring visitors along the path. Teenagers can earn SSL hours helping create a spooky atmosphere for brave attendees.
Go to www.FriendsCBCC.org to learn about the Community Center, located at 7425 MacArthur Blvd. in Cabin John, and for more information on the event, call the Center at 240-777-4910.
The thrills and chills won’t end there, as Halloween follows the next day, Monday, October 31. The pandemic forced Cabin Johners to get creative for Halloween in 2020 and 2021 so that sweets could be doled out while keeping trick-or-treaters, their families, and treat-givers safe. The resulting plan, which encouraged Cabin Johnners to set up their treats on tables or in other creative ways outside their homes, created an incredibly festive and fun atmosphere throughout the community, and Cabin Johnners are welcome to continue the tradition. Treat givers can opt to sit outside with their treats and enjoy chatting with neighbors as they come by.
As always, if you’d prefer not to participate, just turn off your lights or put a sign by your mailbox.
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