Delaware News

Mingo Park event part of Halloween fun around city

A Halloween party at Mingo Park will feature food, a bonfire and an early candy-gathering opportunity for Delaware children.

The free outdoor party is set from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the park, 500 E. Lincoln Ave.

Guests can enjoy free cookies and cider, with marshmallows and hot dogs available for roasting over the fire.

Costumed kids can participate in Trunk or Treat in the parking lot. Volunteers will decorate their vehicles in Halloween themes and pass out candy from their trunks.

The event also will feature a makeshift pumpkin patch where families can pick out a pumpkin.

Children can enjoy inflatable attractions and showings of family-friendly Halloween movies.

One Delaware resident is hoping to expand on the fun of Beggars' Night by transforming his yard into a spooky cemetery.

Ken Jacquot will open the Headstone and Bones Graveyard at his residence, 261 Richard Circle, for three nights, Oct. 29-31.

All residents are invited to walk through the not-too-scary graveyard, which features floating ghosts, moaning mummies and a fog generator.

Jacquot will pass out candy and collect donations for the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities all three nights.

The traditional Beggars' Night in Delaware and Sunbury is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.