NBC25 – Two pumpkin carving segments aired on NBC25’s morning show.
October 27th from 4PM-8:00PM.
Thursday, October 25th from 6:00PM-8:00PM
Open Saturdays 10AM-5Pm & Sundays 12PM-5PM in October.
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 28 and 29, 2007.
Tours will be offered at 7:00PM 8:00PM and 9:00PM
October 20, 2007 from 5:30pm-8:00pm
This event is for Children Grades K-5. You must pre-register. Join us for Scary Stories, Snacks & Candy, Hayrides, Goodie Bages, Scarecrow Build, Prizes, Games, and a Costume Contest.
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WAYNESBORO, PA – Halloween and Thanksgiving are near and for many that means time to get some pumpkins, but this year's extremely dry weather has taken a toll on the seasonal crop and the farmers who grow them.
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Viewers must submit a photo of their house decorated for Halloween to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail it to:
13 East Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21742. Please include name, address and a contact phone number or email address. Entries that do not include the information requested will not be included in the contest. Entries must be received by Thursday, October 25th to qualify for judging.
Entries will be narrowed down to a group of finalists, judged by a team from NBC25. Finalists will be posted on your4state.com and highlighted on NBC25
A young college student from Shepherd University finds that she may have not always been alone while in her dorm room.
Read the story of a man who visited Gettysburg with his family and the playful ghosts that he came in contact with.
Could women who used to be part of an orphanage still be haunting this building many years after the women have passed on?
What used to be an headquarters to Confederate General Longstreet and the barn was used as a field hospital is now a bed & breakfast. Find out what hauntings still surround this old civil war house.
Read the story of a kind women named Jenny who lived alone and barely had any food or shelter to live. Find out about what happened to her one cold autumn night while she was trying to warm herself by the fire.
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Read scary stories from across the four state area...then submit your own haunted tale.
Q. What do goblins and ghosts drink when they're hot and thirsty on Halloween?
Q. What is a Mummie's favorite type of music?
Q. Why do demons and ghouls hang out together?
A. Because demons are a ghouls best friend!
Q. What's a monster's favorite bean?
A. A human bean.
Q. Why can't the boy ghost have babies?
A. Because he has a Hallo-weenie.
Q. What do you call a witch who lives at the beach?
A. A sand-witch.
Q. Where does a ghost go on Saturday night?
A. Anywhere where he can boo-gie.
Q. What did the skeleton say to the vampire?
A. You suck.
Q. What do ghosts say when something is really neat?
Q. Why did the ghost go into the bar?
A. For the Boos.
Q. Why was the girl afraid of the vampire?
A. He was all bite and no bark.
Q. Why did the game warden arrest the ghost?
A. He didn't have a haunting license.
Q. Why didn't the skeleton dance at the party?
A. He had no body to dance with.
Q. Where does Count Dracula usually eat his lunch?
A. At the casketeria.
Q. What happens when a ghost gets lost in the fog?
A. He is mist.
Q. Where did the goblin throw the football?
A. Over the ghoul line.
Q. Why doesn't Dracula mind the doctor looking at his throat.
A. Because of the coffin.
Q. Why is a ghost such a messy eater?
A. Because he is always a goblin.
Q. What do you call a goblin who gets too close to a bonfire?
A. A toasty ghosty.
Q. Why did the Vampire read the Wall Street Journal?
A. He heard it had great circulation.
1. Heat oven to 375 F. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy
1. Line 8-inch square baking pan with foil, allowing foil to extend over sides; grease foil. Prepare, bake and cool brownie mix as directed on package.
1. Combine syrup with small amount of club soda in 16-ounce soda glass.
Safety Tips for Kids
Anytime a child has an accident, it's tragic. The last thing that you want to happen is for your child to be hurt on a holiday, it would forever live in the minds of the child and the family.
Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).
The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.
To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities.
During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other's fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.
By A.D. 43, Romans had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain.
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