Halloween drive-thru and garden a spooktacular success

Bird Bouchard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
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A local family showed off their creativity and holiday spirit last weekend.

Angela Guyitt and her family hosted a Halloween Drive-Thru and Haunted Garden on their farm on Halloween night at the Knotted Willow Farm, approximately 10 minutes from Ridgetown.

“We decided to do this Halloween event to spread some cheer and mostly so families could enjoy an evening out,” said Guyitt.

According to Guyitt, the drive-thru is for those who would like to enjoy the Halloween scenery without getting out and walking around. She described it as the perfect way to enjoy Halloween for those who have a hard time walking or those who have to use a wheelchair or walking aid.

The farm was decorated, and visitors could see a variety of spooky holographic scenes, dancing skeletons, giant hanging spider webs, dungeons, hangman nooses, floating ghosts, skeletons crawling out of the ground, scarecrows, glowing eyes, carved pumpkins and a ghoulish fridge.

The farm also offers a haunted garden, which is a walk where people follow a path and can view different Halloween decorations with social distancing measures.

Also featured was a 3D projector that played holographic scenes, a dancing fire, dancing ghost, flying brooms, fortune teller, floating candles and witches’ hats, graveyard and pumpkins and spider webs.

“The night was perfect,” said Guyitt. “We had beautiful weather, lots of laughter, lots of Halloween spooks and overall, everyone had a great time.”

Guyitt and her family were dressed up in costumes and excited to join everyone that came out to enjoy the Halloween festivities. Visitors were also given bags of candy to enjoy.

Despite expecting 50 people to show up, Guyitt and her family received well over 200.

“Everyone respected social distancing practices. It was a fun and safe evening,” said Guyitt.

The Halloween night was so successful the Guyitt family will be doing it again next year and are already looking forward to the next event.

“We will be doing it again next year. We are in the midst of planning our Winter in Wonderland, which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m.,” said Guyitt.

Bird Bouchard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Ridgetown Independent News