Trick-or-treaters of all ages were present for the Ghosts on the Coast. [ James Jackson | The Star ]

Halloween Night haunts the county

Halloween Night captivated young and old alike throughout Gulf County, from Wewahitchka to Port St. Joe.

Karen Gainnie and a “Carrie”-inspired Julia Gainnie take a break from handing out treats Tuesday evening. [ James Jackson | The Star ]

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, parents and children in the Halloween spirit made their way to Charles Whitehead Public Library for the library’s first, and to be annual, Halloween celebration.

Janet Clement of Port St. Joe channels her inner wicked witch at Ghosts on the Coast. [ James Jackson | The Star ]

Filled with a variety of holiday-inspired games such as a cauldron toss, pumpkin bowling, and an arts and crafts station, the event provided costumed visitors with plenty of fun activities to enjoy.

The Charles Whitehead Public Library staff broke out their best costumes and plenty of smiles for Halloween visitors. From left: JoEllen Campbell, Bridget Greenwood, Tina Zender, Lynn Grimes, Sandy Partridge, Linda Whitfield, and Sandra Davenport. [ James Jackson | The Star ]
Mackenzie and Waylon Campbell break out their best “Nightmare Before Christmas” outfits at the Wewahitchka library. [ James Jackson | The Star ]

As is customary, Reid Avenue morphed into Elm Street as Port St. Joe welcomed trick-or-treaters to town for food and fun for the city’s Ghosts on the Coast celebration.

Which way did they go? [ Debbie Hooper | ]

Reid Avenue businesses handed out an assortment of candies and other goodies during the three-hour event, in addition to music, dancing, and a blind-judged costume contest for three different age groups and a pet division.

A group of friends from the WindMark area convened for their annual themed outing on Halloween, choosing to assemble as a flock of chickens for their third consecutive visit to the Ghosts on the Coast event Oct. 31 in downtown Port St. Joe. [ James Jackson | The Star ]

Winners of the costume contest are posted on the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce’s social media channels.

Those in the dancing spirit took the chance to bust a move to the classic chicken dance at Ghosts on the Coast.
Olivia Harrel, dressed as a mermaid, and Lyra McDonald, dressed as a good witch, displayed their artistic abilities at the Wewa library’s crafts table with Britney McDonald. [ James Jackson | The Star ]

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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