Ghosts & goblins visit Mac-O-Chee Castle


By Tami Wenger - For Civitas Media



Puppets galore were on the third floor to the delight of onlookers.

Puppets galore were on the third floor to the delight of onlookers.


Tami Wenger | for Civitas Media

Storytelling was enjoyed on the castle lawn.


Tami Wenger | for Civitas Media

Participants gather outside Mac-O-Chee Castle for the Halloween Program.


Tami Wenger | for Civitas Media

Children and adults attended the yearly Ghosts & Goblins: Literature to Scare and Delight program at Mac-O-Chee Castle. The theme this year was about pumpkin lore. The adventure started with games and bobbing for apples hung from a string, clothesline style.

Folks moved to the lawn below the balcony for the telling of the Headless Horseman, acted by costumed Piatt Castle staff members. Two groups went to different floors for the next part of the adventure.

On the third floor was puppet fun with Pam Clause with hobgoblins, a wolf and other puppets. In the Dining Room on the first floor was ghost stories and poems with Margaret Piatt. The adventure continued with a walk down the hidden stairs through the scary basement to the outside. If they made it out the basement they enjoyed Trick-or-Treating with Castle staff! For more information about Piatt Castle program adventures call 937-465-2821 or go to www.piattcastles.org.

Puppets galore were on the third floor to the delight of onlookers.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/10/web1_birthday-066.jpgPuppets galore were on the third floor to the delight of onlookers. Tami Wenger | for Civitas Media

Storytelling was enjoyed on the castle lawn.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/10/web1_birthday-054.jpgStorytelling was enjoyed on the castle lawn. Tami Wenger | for Civitas Media

Participants gather outside Mac-O-Chee Castle for the Halloween Program.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/10/web1_birthday-034.jpgParticipants gather outside Mac-O-Chee Castle for the Halloween Program. Tami Wenger | for Civitas Media

By Tami Wenger

For Civitas Media

Tami Wenger is a regular contributor to this newspaper.

Tami Wenger is a regular contributor to this newspaper.