By Cynthia Germain
Local residents and visitors are sure to enjoy Jack O’Lantern Days in the unique town of Fish Creek this weekend. The festivities start with adult fun on Friday night and leads into many family activities on Saturday. Digger Degroot, Office Manager for Fish Creek Visitor Information Center, says that this celebration is fairly new, having just begun 5 years ago in an effort to gather the community to celebrate Halloween. Degroot is excited about the number of activities on Saturday which include free mask making, an open house with games for the kids at the Gibraltar Fire Station and a parade in downtown Fish Creek.
After the parade, there will be a costume contest at Clark Park and then a party at the Old Town Hall with more games, prizes and treats. The Great Pumpkin Lighting will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Hands-on Art Studio, where 100 pumpkins will be carved and lit. The weekend is a big hit for people of all ages in a town that boasts walkable shopping and a number of arts venues including the Peninsula Players, the Door Community Auditorium and the Peninsula School of Art.