VERSAILLES, Ky. (FOX 56) — With Halloween just four days away, local communities are holding events to get everyone in the spooky spirit.
Trick-or-treating is a Halloween staple, and the business owners of Woodford County couldn’t wait to get involved. The Second Annual Woodford Spooktacular brought in a huge crowd of families looking to enjoy the creepy decor, music, candy, and meeting the people behind the downtown businesses.
“It’s firing up Main Street. It’s private, it’s public, it’s government, it’s our chamber, it’s everyone coming together and it’s wonderful to see,” Woodford County Chamber of Commerce member Emily Downey said.
It’s not just a bunch of hocus-pocus. Versailles went all out, spreading the celebrations all through the downtown space. It gave kids the chance to be creative with costumes too.
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Angie Moore’s son owns Oak and Moore, a downtown business. Moore was thrilled to be part of this event, alongside other local businesses.
“We’re so thankful to the city of Versailles, the chamber, everyone who has made this night possible for all of the kids in the community. It’s so much fun to see all the laughter, and the joy the kids are having. Our small town of Versailles is able to provide this,” Moore said.
In addition to tickling the funny bone of anyone who came by, the spooktacular is a reminder that communities always gain when people get involved. Connor Brunley lives in Versailles, and he gladly participated by donning his costume.
“It just means more. I think at Woodford County, we do it differently than a lot of other counties. I think what makes us special is our community, and I’m very thankful to live in the County I do,” Brunley said.