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Halloween Fun And Fright
Turn Downtown Spooky

Sun photo by O.J. Early

Candy and costumes weren’t in short supply at Halloween Happenings on Thursday afternoon. Jann Mirkov, executive director of Main Street: Greeneville, the sponsor, said she thought it was one of the biggest Halloween Happenings crowds ever. This picture was made on South Main Street not far from the Greene County Courthouse. To see more photos, click GALLERY-1 | GALLERY-2 | GALLERY-3

Originally published: 2013-11-03 07:59:44
Last modified: 2013-11-03 12:17:51

Robots, Ninjas Join

Mickey, Minnie

And, Of Course,

Duck Dynasty Cast



Swarms of undead and other scary monsters roamed the streets alongside super heroes, fairies, robots, and ninjas during Main Street: Greeneville's annual Halloween Happenings event Thursday afternoon.

Each year, areas of downtown are closed to vehicular traffic to allow children and their parents or guardians to safely walk from business to business to trick-or-treat.

Merchants, banks, churches, professional offices, and the Greene County Courthouse were among those displaying the Halloween Happenings poster, indicating that children under 13 were welcome to stop for candy.

Kids -- and parents -- in all types of costumes filled the sidewalks along Main, Church, Summer, Depot, Irish, and Academy streets.


Main Street: Greeneville Executive Director Jann Mirkov said this year's event brought in larger crowds than in some previous years.

"I am thrilled with all of the participation -- not just those who came, but also by businesses and organizations giving out candy, holding contests, and doing storytelling," she said.

Mirkov noted that the event seemed to have greater attendance than in some recent years, and thought perhaps the threat of rain may have encouraged more families to travel downtown to take advantage of trick-or-treating before dark in a safe environment.

She added that the age range for visitors was notable, with everyone from "infants to golden ages" enjoying the Halloween festivities.


The traditional Halloween favorites were all well-represented, with many children costumed as undead zombies, vampires, skeletons, ghosts, and witches.

Others opted to appear as their favorite characters from books, movies, and TV.

There were plenty of Disney characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, super heroes including Spiderman, Batman, and the Power Rangers, Dorothy and friends from "The Wizard of Oz," and Alice from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."

Animal costumes were also popular, with a number of kids dressing as cats, monkeys, lions, giraffes, cows, and other critters.

Anyone walking through the downtown area could have easily spotted a ninja or two.

Robots, pirates, cowboys, mad scientists, and even a few walking strips of bacon made their way through the crowds.

Other costumes paid homage to public servants -- such as police officers, firefighters, and soldiers.

A unique, but quite popular, costume this year was "Duck Dynasty" gear.

Several children -- and even a couple of adults -- donned camouflage from head-to-toe and tacked on long beards to represent members of the television show's famous Robertson family members.


The Newcomer Club of Greeneville hosted a Children's costume contest at the Greene County Courthouse.

Contestants were divided by age, with categories for ages 0 to 3 years; 4 to 6 years; 7 to 9 years; and 10 to 12 years.

In the 0 to 3 age group, winners were:

* TJ Greer, first place;

* Castle Shepherd, second place;

* Zinia Jarret, third place; and,

* Corbin Weems, honorable mention.

In the ages 4 to 6 group, winners were:

* Luke and Levi Jackson, first place;

* Jessica Hollar, second place;

* Chris Sponcia, third place;

* Kingston Shepherd, honorable mention;

* Shirley McIntosh, honorable mention; and,

* Alisa Haney, honorable mention.

In the 7 to 9 age group, winners were:

* Mason Flaglor, first place;

* Abigail Chestnut, second place;

* Josh Kirby, third place;

* Delania Martin, honorable mention;

* Courtney Jones, honorable mention; and

* Allison Johnson, honorable mention.

In the 10 to 12 age group, winners were:

* Lexi Humbert, first place;

* Kylie Ricker, second place; and

* Abby Guinn, third place.


In addition to the costume contest and trick-or-treating, other activities were available for children and their families to enjoy.

Greeneville's Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments provided hayrides along Depot Street.

The Youth Builders organization decorated the Old Gaol (jail), located behind the Greene County Courthouse, for spooky storytelling.

Piano students of Deanne Gray provided music from the courthouse steps.

Cast members of Tusculum College's Arts Outreach production of "A Christmas Carol" gathered at the corner of Depot and Main streets to hand out candy and promote their upcoming show.

A section of North Main Street was dedicated as a "giant chalkboard," allowing young people to display their artistic talents with sidewalk chalk.

Train rides were available in the parking lot of Towne Square Shopping Center.

Grace's Auction at the Capitol Theater conducted storytelling.

And students in Walters State Community College's Service Learning program hosted a Haunted Hospital in the former Laughlin Memorial Hospital building at WSCC's Greeneville/Greene County campus between College Street and North Main Street.

For more information and stories, see The Greeneville Sun.

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