Haunted Hike 2010
We had a beautiful night for the Haunted Hike in 2010 with over 500 people in attendance and 40+ volunteers helping out! Thanks so much to the Cascades Raptor Center and Drinking Gourd School for joining us at the event. More than fifty businesses also made donations of food and raffle items. A huge thanks to all! Here are just a few pictures from the evening...and from our pumpkin carving event a few days before the event!
Did you know that volunteers carve 80+ pumpkins for the Haunted Hike? That's lots of work...and lots of fun for all ages.
Ed is our Super Carver! This year he did more than 25 pumpkins!
The final amazing medley of pumpkin heads...destined for the Haunted Hike.
And now the event itself...
Always a favorite, Mr. Bat stands tall!
Kids love Frannie the Friendly Frog.
Owl makes a point -- and gets some laughs!
Grandma Spider works the crowd.
And shows us her web!
Who is that up in the tree?!
Back at the shelter there's lots going on...
Kids are making spiders...
People are taking home free pumpkins grown by kids from Drinking Gourd School...
Checking out the Raptor Center's amazing birds of prey...
Munching on goodies donated by Organically Grown Coop, Capella Market, and Safeway...
And buying tickets for the raffle!
At the end of the evening we find out who has won prizes!
Thanks Nearby Nature volunteers for all your help...
and interns too!
-- Photos by Linda
and Bridgett Johnson and Beth Stein