By Jackie Kelly
Elm Staff Writer
Well It’s time to face the facts: we’re too old to trick-or-treat. What’s worse, about half of us here at Washington College are too young to spend Halloween at the bar. Drab way to start the column this week, huh? Don’t let the previous few sentences rob you of your Halloween spirit. There are still plenty of things to do to celebrate! What then is there to do this upcoming weekend? Luckily, the answer is a little better than the question, because there are actually tons of fun options.
If you’re definitely looking to stay in the Halloween spirit, then the Spook Walk in Rock Hall is the perfect thing for you. Grab a group of your friends and head to the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company. Turn left out of the main College entrance, turn left at the main light with Walgreen’s, yield right onto High Street and continue straight on that road for 10 or 15 minutes, then turn left on North Main Street in Rock Hall. The walk is $10, but it is worth it. You’ll take about a 10-minute hayride and you’ll walk your way through spooky woods with terror lurking behind every tree. Wear warm clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting a little muddy.
Even if you’re not going trick-or-treating, it doesn’t mean that you can’t wear a costume for All Hallows Eve! Head to the Queenstown Outlets off of Rt. 301 to find that perfect outfit. Don’t have excessive cash flow? Then put on your creativity cap and drive to Roses, located in the shopping center with Acme. They have all the makings for a potentially great costume; all you have to do is look.
Keeping in the Halloween spirit, there is a Halloween Parade in town this Saturday, the 29 at 10 a.m. Take advantage of a beautiful fall day by coming out and showing support for the community we live in. Even if you don’t feel like dressing up and marching in the parade, it is still a fun way to spend your morning and celebrate the holiday. Plus the kids are too cute, and you get candy!
Even campus is getting excited for the upcoming celebration. Sunday, Sept. 30, they are celebrating from 6-10 p.m. in Martha Washington Square by having the best of fall and Halloween. There will be apple cider, costume contests, and pumpkin carving. What could be a better way to get in the Halloween spirit and spend time with friends? Not to mention, since it is an on campus event sponsored by Res. Life, it’s free!
Not in a Halloween mood? Don’t worry. There is still plenty to do to occupy your time because this weekend is the 11th Annual Downrigging Weekend, Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival. Is your family visiting this weekend? This is the perfect place to take them. Take a ride on one of these historical and amazing ships. Ship rides cost between $25 and $55. Times and availability vary so check the web site, http://www.sultanaprojects.org/downrigging/index.htm, before booking your trip. Not river ready? Then just walk down as the sun starts to set to listen to live music and see fireworks on the riverfront, right at the end of High Street. There are also a number of speakers, amazing food, and so much more.
Enjoy the fall weather this weekend and take advantage of some of the exciting things that Chestertown and c ampus have to offer!