70+ children take part in costume parade
Sponsored by Mathews Memorial Library and Mathews Main Street Committee, the parade was followed by the "Haunt Your Library" party, where prizes were awarded and refreshments served.
Local merchants participated in the "best window display" contest, with the prize going to Doodlebugs consignment shop.
Also enhancing the festive occasion was a pumpkin-carving contest, with prizes awarded in several categories. Winners were: Scariest—first, Ray Hudgins; second, Adelle Hudgins; Most Creative—first Nancy Miller; second, Jonathan Hogge; Most Artistic—first, Christy Sharpe and family; second, LaSeandra Ramsey; and Funniest—first, Daniel Hogge; second, Vivian Hogge.
The "people’s choice" award winner was Sarah Renner. All entries will be on display at the library through Oct. 31. Pumpkins for the contest were donated by Belmont Pumpkin Farm at North.
For more information, call 725-5747 or visit www.mathewslibrary.org.