Have a spooky good time with your neighbors on Sunday, Oct. 30. Participate in the Tangletown Halloween House Tour.
There are two ways to be involved. Decorate your home and be part of the tour. Then take the tour.
The Tangletown Neighborhood Association will lead a daytime tour for families with younger children on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be a tour for adults and older kids from 7 to 9 p.m. Tours will be done walking, driving or via bus, depending on how many houses participate and the weather.
“This is a community event, and we hope entire neighborhoods get into it together,” noted organizer Tjody deVaal of the Tangletown Neighborhood Association. “A mapped route can be downloaded from the Tangletown website after Oct.17, but we would really like to have people get together and socialize by coming on the tours together.”
Houses on the tour can win in four categories: Best Lights/Special Effects, Scariest House, Most Creative Concept and Best Use of Pumpkins. One “Best of Show” will be awarded a professional artist’s rendering of their home, signed and framed. Others will receive framed certificates. Judging will be done by local celebrity judges — who will be announced later.
Sign-up forms are available in the TNA fall newsletter, www.tangletown.org or Fuller Park. Deadline to register (and get on the map) is Oct. 15. The cost to sign-up is $3.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the first time the Tangletown Neighborhood Association has organized the Halloween House Tour. “At one of the Tangletown Board wrap-up-the-summer meetings, we realized we had nothing from the TNA until the Tangletown yard sales in the spring,” remarked deVaal. “Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, and we no longer offered the Tangletown Home Tour in September, so it seemed a good idea. There were three of us that got to talking and it just happened.” Along with deVaal were board member Jeff Gears and neighbor attendee Dan Fearn.
“We’re hoping for a big turn-out,” stated deVaal.
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