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Frights, fireworks and fun fill annual Halloween event at Princeton fairgrounds

At least 1,200 people attend annual bash

Princeton’s ‘Queen of Halloween’ has declared the annual Halloween Family Fun Night a spooky success.

The much-anticipated event was held Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Princeton fairgrounds.

At least 1,200 ghosts, goblins and Disney princesses enjoyed the spook house, games, crafts, and fireworks, said organizer Jen Bernard.

Screams filled the air as actors popped out of crevices and from behind doors in the spook house, while laughter could be heard from the garbage drum-ATV train that toured the fairground property, offering rides in the dark. When asked if anything distinguished itself about this year’s event, Bernard remarked: “Well, it was much colder.”

However, that chill was significantly reduced by the roaring bonfire nearly two storeys high, watched over by the Princeton Volunteer Fire Department.

Approximately 42 volunteers worked for six weeks to pull off the displays.

Bernard, who admitted that Halloween is tied with Christmas for her favourite holiday, said she appreciated “the incredible heart that all the volunteers showed through hours of labour.”

She says Halloween Family Fun Night is sponsored by the Town of Princeton, as well as local businesses. “The sponsors who joined again or came on for the first time, you are incredible and thank you for believing in this event.”

Plans are already being discussed for next year’s extravaganza. A theme has been chosen but just like always “it’s a surprise,” Bernard laughed.

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