Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Punta Gorda's Historic District is the Place to be on Halloween

Come twilight, the Victoria-era streets of  Punta Gorda's historic area with it's looming gothic mansions and trees dangling in Spanish moss already resemble the setting for a spooky movie.  But on All Hallow's Eve or as we refer it today Halloween, the residents of the historic district go all out to embellish the setting by draping their homes in gossamery garland, decorating windows with eerie lighting, hanging animated witches, ghosts and other goblins from porch fronts and doorways, adding ghostly music and other chilling effects to create a Disneyesque haunted neighborhood attracting costumed visitors from all around in search of treats in the Halloween atmosphere.

In addition to trick or treating at the homes of the historic district, golblins and witches can visit  the City's celebration in the parking garage of City Hall and the Punta Gorda Masons who are giving out free ice cream (the gift of Gilchrist) next to the Annex from 5 p.m. (126 Harvey Street). The First United Methodist Church at 507 Marion Ave. is sponsoring a trunk or treat event from 6 p.m. featuring candy and hot popcorn along with music and vintage car displays.  Nearby on  Marion the Punta Gorda Kiwanis will be giving out free glow lights. 

Haunting on the Harbor in downtown Punta Gorda also continues today from 5 p.m.  

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