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Ghoul of the Night Crowned


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.

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Mayor Craighead with the birth to six-year-old category finalists

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Mayor Craighead with the 7- to 13-year-old category finalists

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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.

Halloween on the Square 2016


Halloween on the Square will take place this year on Saturday, October 31 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. As always, there will be plenty of candy for everyone, as well as free hotdogs, food trucks, games, inflatables, a balloon artist, and activities for the whole family!

New this year, there will be a costume contest and ghoul parade for all ages! Those wishing to participate in the contest & parade may register from 5-6 p.m. Participants will parade around the square two times as music plays and judges watch, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Judges will then choose finalists who will go on stage to show off their costumes to a panel of local celebrity judges. A winner will be selected in each of three age categories, and an overall winner will be chosen as Ghoul of the Night. The overall winner will receive a $100 cash prize, sponsored by Michael’s Cover Up.

Age categories for the costume contest will be as follows: Little Kids – 0-6 years; Big Kids – 7-13 years; Adult – 14+ years

Also taking place on Halloween night in the downtown Lebanon area is First Baptist Church’s Fall for All event. We encourage families to go visit the First Baptist group as well as coming down to Halloween on the Square!

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