On October 31, roughly 2,500 people gathered on the Lebanon Public Square for trick-or-treating and other activities hosted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber in cooperation with the City of Lebanon. Face painting, balloon animal creating, flame eating, and fortune telling were all part of the fun. The Lebanon Public Safety Department cooked and gave away 2,000 hotdogs throughout the night.
Though the rain put a slight damper on some of the planned events, there were several costume contest entrants who gathered to compete for the grand prize: $100 in cash, sponsored by Michael’s Cover Up. A panel of celebrity judges, including Lebanon City Mayor Philip Craighead, WEMA Director Joey Cooper, and City Councilman Rob Cesternino, made the tough decisions of who won ribbons in each of three age categories.
Mayor Craighead with the birth to six-year-old category finalists
Mayor Craighead with the 7- to 13-year-old category finalists
Mayor Craighead with the 14+ category finalists
Though the judges agonized over the final decision, the punny Party Pooper was deemed the Ghoul of the Night, claiming the cash prize. He is pictured above with Michael Ezsol of Michael’s Cover Up.
For more photos from Halloween on the Square, please visit the Chamber’s Facebook page.