Scare Me, Please!
As Halloween approaches, share your fall spirit by posting photos of costumes and decorations on Patch.
Despite the summer-like weather, autumn is fully upon us in Savage, which means Halloween and fall festivals are just around the corner.
This time last year, Savage-Guilford Patch was brand new and Halloween was the first big community event I covered as the local editor. I was surprised to discover how important a neighborhood activity like Halloween–often considered a controversial "holiday"–could be to neighborhood like Savage.
From the county-sponsored ghost tours in Savage Mill, to the decorations by several self-motivated households, I have discovered the lesson in Halloween: it is perfectly healthy to have some good old-fashioned fun.
I drove around Savage last year taking photos of some of the decorated homes, but this year I want some help from the readers. If you know someone who is enthusiastic about covering their home in fake cobwebs, jack-o-lanterns, skeletons and scarecrows, then snap a few photos and post them right here on Patch!
I'm looking forward to discovering what new creature the Weaver family will come up with this year, as they continue to add to an impressive army of zombies, werewolves and ghouls. If you didn't see last year, check out Patch's past coverage of the Weaver family's growing monster collection at their home on Washington Street.
Patch will also be taking photos of the Fall Festival, sponsored by the Savage Community Association, and other local fall-themed events.