Haunted Hike 2012
Three cheers for the 2012 Haunted Hike! Thanks to the 430+ attendees and 40+ volunteers who made the evening a great success. From start to finish, the event was so much fun! Thanks to Green Giving Partner Quentin Furrow for taking most of these great photos.
Haunted Hike 2012
Two days before the event, nineteen volunteers helped carve the 70+ pumpkins donated for the event by Me and Moore Farm. Ed Peara, the Master Carver, won the prize for most pumpkins carved!
Over 40 volunteers help run the Haunted Hike each year, starting their work well before the crowds arrive at 5:30 pm and staying way after they leave at 9 pm. Click here to see a list of these wonderful helpers. An extra big thanks to the Kohl's Associates in Action for sending six new volunteers to the event!
Behind the scenes, at the Nearby Nature Yurt, the volunteer Critters get ready for the show.
Wendy McKenzie, the creator of the the Kinder Critter costumes, gets a hug from Olexander Owl.
At 5:30, it's time to start checking in the Haunted Hikers. Wow! There are lots of folks to register!
Joel Grogan is our great walk caller. He helps keep us on schedule by gathering folks every 10 minutes to get ready for their walks.
The first walk sets off at 5:40! When darkness falls, pumpkins light the way.
Mabel Moth is the first Critter on the hike.
Followed by Grandma Spider...
Next Frannie Frog...
Then Ricki Raccoon...
And Olexander Owl...
And next Beulah Beaver...
And finally, last but certainly not least, BAT!
After the hike, folks enjoy games, snacks, crafts, and a raffle in the park shelter. Thanks so much to all the individuals and businesses that made contributions to help support the event. Click here to see a list of these great supporters.
Looking forward to next year already! If you have photos we should add to our album, feel free to share by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nearbynature.