COLUMN: QUICK TAKES
What would Halloween be without ghost stories? Just a whole lot of candy.
To make sure kids get into the true spirit of the holiday, the Worcester Historical Museum and five other area organizations are offering "Campfire Stories: Spooky Halloween" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Worcester Blackstone Visitor Center at the junction of Route 146 and McKeon Road. The hosts will supply the campfire and the s'mores; participants should bring their own blankets and chairs. The event is free.
Favorite tales of Worcester County - "The Demon Sheep of South County," "The Haunting of Crown Mill," and "The Scarecrow" - are on the agenda, along with other hair-raising accounts. "Some stories are eerie, and we intend to have some fun with them," says Tom Conroy, education director at the historical museum. "This is for families so we couldn't get too wild."
Mr. Conroy says he'd be thrilled if local historical societies have stories to add to the collection. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 753-8278.