Dublin Villager

Spooktacular set for Thursday

Dublin selected two community volunteers as king and queen of the Halloween Spooktacular.

Dublin's annual Halloween event, set for 3:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the north meadow of Coffman Park and in the Dublin Community Recreation Center, will be overseen by Bill Marek and Sue Swyt as the king and queen of Halloween.

The couple helped start Dublin's Green Team in 2001 and initiated bicycle recycling, invasive plant removal and "off the curb" web listings, a news release from the city said.

The couple also volunteer for the Dublin ACT Coalition, Dublin Music Boosters, Dublin Robotics Boosters, Scottish Corners Elementary School and Jerome High School PTOs, the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and Kinderkey Caroling.

Dublin's annual Halloween Spooktacular offers games, activities, tricks and treats.

The event is free and open to all Dublin residents.

Creepy crawlers offered by the Bug Man will return this year in addition to a new offering of reptiles from The Turtle Lady.

The event is held rain or shine, with activities taking place in and outside the recreation center.

Hayrides, a hay bale maze, fortune-tellers, the Haunted Trail and the Trunk-or-treat Trail are also planned.

Dublin middle school students can get into the Monster Mash dance for free with a school ID.

A photo booth also will be set up at the dance.

For more information about the king and queen of Halloween or Spooktacular, look online at dublinohiousa.gov/ events.halloween-spooktacular.

-- Jennifer Noblit