Monday, October 22, 2012

My very own 'Grim Reaper'

Who knew that the Grim Reaper uses a wheelchair?

This creepy fella is actually my husband Ralph. He and I had a great time Saturday night getting into the spirit and telling a scary story outside the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home on Elizabeth Street in Derby.

We were part of the Derby Cultural Commission's second annual Haunted Lantern Tours event, which by all accounts was a big success.
The walking tour stopped at several downtown locations where stories about "The Dark Side of Derby" were recounted. 
The tour ended with people getting a chance to go inside the historic (and haunted?) Sterling Opera House across from the Derby Green.

We hope those who took the haunted tour and heard the spooky stories enjoyed themselves as they learned some Derby history and legends.

A 'graveyard' was set up on the Derby Green.

Before the tours the Cultural Commission sponsored a "Fright Night" for kids 12 and under, which featured a Halloween costume contest, magic show, and more.

To see photos from the daytime event visit the Cultural Commission's page on Facebook.

{This is a re-post from my View from the Valley blog for the New Haven Register.}


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

too funny! (hey ralph!)

smile, bee

bj said...