All Geocachers are welcome to get your Halloween Ghoul on and attend NNJC's Halloween Fright Night Spook-tacular Meet and Greet!
Halloween is that time of year to get out your witch’s hats, dust off those broomsticks and don your spookiest, scariest costumes, and come celebrate all things ghoulish! Beware! You may have haunted creepy experiences in the night as dark creatures are said to be living in the Great Swamp Watershed Association's Conservation management Area (CMA)!
PLACE: The Great Swamp Watershed ~ 1 Tiger Lily Lane, Harding NJ ~ easy exit just off Route 287 !
TIME: 6 PM ~ 9 PM ~ !
This is a family fun Halloween event. There will be contests with prizes for best Halloween costume and pumpkin carving, but these are optional. You can attend without participating, but it does add to the fun!
The night Hike as in previous years throughout the swamp will not take place, but the seating area will be all decorated for Halloween! We will have some Cider and refreshments, other snack donations would be appreciated. Come enjoy some Halloween geotalk, swap trackables or stake vampires! You are welcome to take a night stroll into the dark swamp to experience the spooky night time sounds lurking around the swamp.
So if you are brave enough then join us for this Halloween fright fun with perhaps zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen, witches, goblins and other creepy characters lurking high and low throughout the deep dark swamp!
Halloween is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.!
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