Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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October 15, 2013

Parade caps two-week Halloween frenzy


Children in grades K-6 are invited to a Costume Party Oct. 26 from noon-1 p.m. at Tyson Library, 325 W. Tyson St., Versailles. Crafts, games and snacks are added bonuses.

The Professional Paranormal Investigation team will present a free program Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Batesville public library. Attendees will learn about their experiences and be able to ask all their supernatural questions.

A Teen Halloween Program – Life Size Clue for grades 6-12 is Oct. 26 from 7-9 p.m. at Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library.

A Friends of Versailles State Park campfire and haunted hike led by park naturalist Chelsea Tooley is Oct. 26 from 8-10 p.m. Participants should meet at the nature center. Info: Ripley County Tourism Bureau, 812-689-7431.

Teen Jack-o-Lantern carving for grades 6-12 is slated for Monday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Greenburg-Decatur County Public Library.

The 4-H Fun & Friendly Halloween provides a free, safe and not-too-scary place for trick-or-treating and holiday fun for young children, notes extension educator Angie Riffle. It’s slated for Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 5-7 p.m. at Brookville’s county fairgrounds.

Debbie Blank can be contacted at or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.


Trick or treat!

Saturday, Oct. 26

Metamora: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Batesville and Sunman: 6-8 p.m. Oldenburg: 6:30-8 p.m.

Options a drive away

• The Original Vevay Ghost Tour encompasses four reputedly haunted spots, the Switzerland County History Museum, Historic Hoosier Theater, Switzerland County Courthouse Basement and old jail. Walkers will explore the eerie history, lore and some spine-tingling stories Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 25-26 at 7 p.m. The cost is $25. Tickets are available at the Julia Knox House, 206 E. Main St.; or 812-427-3338.

• Madison's Lanier Mansion State Historic Site Spooky Mansion is open at 601 W. First St. Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6-8 p.m. Costumed kids 3-10 will enjoy trick-or-treating in the creepy basement, hearing ghost stories, making Halloween crafts and meeting the King and Queen of Halloween inside the historic mansion and Lanier-Madison Visitor Center. The $3 fee admits a child and adult.

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