Ghosts on the Coast draws spooky crowd to Reid Avenue

If you were near downtown Port St. Joe on Monday night, you might have spotted goblins ducking in and out of storefronts, witches handing out candy and sharks swimming up Reid Avenue.

The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Port St. Joe’s annual Ghosts on the Coast kicked off at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 31, and the children of Port St. Joe turned out by the droves for a night of Halloween fun. 

Following the model set last year, this year’s costume contest was blind judged, with judges walking around selecting winners unbeknownst to the guests. 

City officials say they are already looking forward to hosting Ghosts on the Coast next year, and are now shifting their focus to the upcoming holiday season. The Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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