2013 Haunting of Montross

Westmoreland County Museum & The Inn at Montross host a Family Friendly Halloween with “Things that Go Bump in the Night” bonfire, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” movie, Trick-or-Treating, free cookies, s’mores and lots of fun!

Thank you to all the following sponsors and individuals: Holly Gallagher for loaning us all of your Halloween decorations & your scarecrow for the Wakefield building. You are so sweet. Carrot Cottage for donating your scarecrows, Halloween floor mats, The Owl door hanger, and the black cat silhouettes to the museum. You are so generous. Cindy & Brandon at the Montross YMCA for loaning us your screen for Halloween Night. The kids (and adults) loved seeing, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Everyone loved it. Curtis Clark for moving and arranging our hay bales for the Screen on the Green. You were such a big help. Providence United Methodist Church for loaning us your jar of eyeballs, jar of brains, and a jar of baby fingers. Linda Morris and Holly Gallagher for making their costumes and giving out goodies to the Wakefield building’s trick-or-treaters. Northern Neck Chevrolet for sponsoring our Cheetos for the trick-or-treaters! You all are so great. Missey and Tom Collins for donating their projector to the museum & the Inn at Montross’ Screen on the Green. That was so generous of you two. Walt Heyer, Phil McKenney, Rita Wagstaff, and others for telling scary stories at our “Things that Go Bump in the Night” bonfire. The Inn at Montross for being such great partners for our Haunting of Halloween!

Thanks to all our firewood donators. We could not have had our scary bonfire without you!

Ha! Ha! A sign in the Wakefield building Halloween display

Thanks to Holly Gallagher for loaning us your scarecrow

Wakefield Building Halloween decorations

Thanks to Holly Gallagher for loaning us all of the Halloween decorations for the Wakefield Building. You are so sweet. Thanks to Carrot Cottage for the Black Cats and the hanging scarecrow

Thanks to Carrot Cottage for donating all the hanging scarecrows. Carol, you are so great

Scary Wakefield Building Halloween decorations

Thanks to Holly Gallagher for loaning us all of her Halloween decorations for the Wakefield Building. Thanks to Carrot Cottage for all of the hanging scarecrows. They worked well together

Thanks to Holly Gallagher for loaning us her Halloween decorations for the Wakefield Building

Scary Wakefield Building Halloween decorations

Dancing Skeleton? It must be an Irish jig if it’s arms are at its side

More hanging scarecrows. Thanks to Carrot Cottage for all of them. You are great neighbors

Carrot Cottage also donated the Halloween owl door hanger and the light-up, Trick-or-Treat Mat. So cute, ladies

A jar of Eye balls, jar of brains, and a jar of baby fingers… you all at Providence United Methodist are a sick bunch of folks. ha ha Thanks for loaning us these

Our scary pumpkin patch! Thanks, Holly

A witch crashed in the museum backyard! Walt Heyer did a good job setting this up. Thanks for loaning it to us, Holly

Thanks to Linda Bryant Morris for painting this bean bag toss for Fall Festival. We reused it as a sign for our halloween events

The Inn at Montross gave out free witch fingers. It was Ken’s idea, Helle’s creation, and Cindy’s staging. You all are a great team over there

The Inn at Montross served punch with floating hands in it. Yuck! You twisted crew

S’mores

Princess Linda Bryant Morris & Holly Gallagher as a witch greet trick-or-treaters at the Wakefield building. You two are such a pair!

Thanks to Northern Neck Chevrolet, Inc. for sponsoring our treats for our costumed visitors

Our “Things That go Bump in the Night” bonfire started off with our director, Walt Heyer, giving the tale of stingy jack (the tale of the Jack-o-Lantern)

Rita Wagstaff from Washington & Lee High School told so many great stories. She was the hit of the night!

Phil McKenney telling the story of Wild Sally. It was such a big hit. He knows the tale well, since he did a painting of her

Scary Storytelling Continues…

Impromptu storytelling from our local guys

Kids watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Thanks again to the YMCA for loaning us their screen. Thanks to Missey Collins for loaning us your projector. It worked great! You are the best!

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