Library ‘Scare’ fills downtown Abbeville
An early Halloween trick-or-treat session filled downtown Abbeville with ghosts and goblins to Hanna Montana and princesses.
The annual ‘Scare on the Square’, held by the Vermilion Parish Library, had hundreds of costumed children and their parents walking the streets asking for treats for almost two and a half hours Thursday evening. The weather produced a nice cool evening for a walk with the family and created an aura of excitement for retiring director Jackie Choate’s last ‘Scare’.
Numerous stores were open late with employes handing out candy along Pere Megret, Concord, Main, and State Streets. Many of the employees rivaled the children in costumes and store decorations for attention. And the ‘Haunted Estates’ on Main Street was great for setting the stage of an old haunted house.
Story Teller Mike Anderson held many of the children and adults spellbound with his tales from the Square’s gazebo. Costume judging in various age groups also took place with many of the children wearing their contest numbers as they strolled town looking for goodies.