Rain and chilly winds may have forced the venue for Goblins In the Green to relocate to the Cashiers/Glennville Recreation Center, but setting up the soiree indoors on Oct. 26 kept attendees smiling from the trick-or-treat line until the costume contest winners were announced at the end.
“I’m having fun here so far,” said Charlie Jennigan, 7. “I think it’s fun hanging out and getting all of the candy.”
Scores of vampires, pirates, ballerinas, dinosaurs, and a slew of other costumed trick-or-treaters descended upon the Rec Center to make the rounds collecting candy, playing games, and dancing.
“It’s awesome because you get lots of candy and there’s music,” said Ryleigh Ammons, 9. “And I’m a cowgirl because I really like horses and I really like cowgirls. They’re cool.”
Christina McDonald, 12, wore pink from head-to-toe in support of breast-cancer awareness from a previous engagement that evening, but still had to show up at the annual Goblins In the Green.
“I like to come here and meet people and hang out with some friends around here,” said McDonald.
Best Girl costume went to Senna Sherrill as an EMS worker. Ben Ferrin won the Best Boy as an Angler Fish. Most Creative went to Francesco Epoch for his Captain Underpants ensemble and Best Family went to the Kinsey family for their version of the Draculas.
“This is great, it’s just good family-oriented fun,” said Donna Kinsey. “It’s good people and a good party, I support all of this.”
The Parker sisters Kayla, 11, and Ashlynn, 15, showed up as different aspects of Voltron and said they would never think of missing Halloween in Cashiers.
“We always go to Goblins on the Green,” said Kayla. “You get to dress up and go out and have fun, why wouldn’t you be here?”
Brandy Letson said she enjoys bringing her family each year because of the welcome environment.
“You can look around and everything here really shows what a family-friendly town this is,” said Letson. “And we’re having a blast.”
Goblins In the Green is sponsored by The Village Green in Partnership with the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department.
Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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