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Halloween Fun Ahead

A mummy contest, a costume ball, hayrides and a concert. There’s three days of fun, Oct. 24-26, to celebrate just one – Halloween – scheduled in and around Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township and Sanatoga.

An inflatable tower of multi-colored jack-o-lanterns decorates the lawn of a home on East High Street in Sanatoga's business district.

An inflatable tower of multi-colored jack-o-lanterns decorates the lawn of a home on East High Street in Sanatoga PA.

Here’s what’s on the spooky schedule so far during Halloween Weekend in and around town:

Sunday, Oct. 19

The Pottsgrove High School Falcons’ Marching Band is scheduled to perform Oct. 19 in Stowe, West Pottsgrove (PA) Township, as it kicks off the Halloween season earlier than most, with a parade.

Friday, Oct. 24

“Mummy Mania” is the theme for the 18th annual Halloween Safehouse at the Pottstown YMCA, 724 N. Adams St., Pottstown PA, to be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. The safehouse provides a secure trick-or-treat environment for children age 12 and younger and their families. Admission per person is just a can of food, which the Y collects to serve area families in need. Area businesses and civic groups help sponsor the event. New to the safehouse this year is a Mummy-Making Contest, in which the “best dressed” mummy wins prizes; contest entries are due by Oct. 15. For more information on the safehouse or its sponsorship, call Jane Alan at the Y, 610-323-7300 Ext. 10, or e-mail her.

Saturday, Oct. 25

A costume party, music, dancing, contests, prizes for best-dressed participants and more are included in the Halloween Ball at Sunnybrook Ballroom on Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. in the ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Road, Sanatoga. Advance tickets are available online at $20 from Sunnybrook’s website; tickets at the door cost $22.

Sunday, Oct. 26

Hay rides, a children’s concert, a costume contest and more are part of Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township‘s annual Halloween Festival, to be held Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. in Sanatoga Park, South Sanatoga Road, Sanatoga. Attendance is free. Children participating in the costume contest must pre-register at the park on Sunday afternoon. The township Parks and Recreation Board sponsors the event. See photos from previous festivals here.

Register no later than Sunday for Pottstown Memorial Medical Center’s (PMMC) Halloween Candy Exchange, co-sponsored by Boscov’s Department Stores. The candy exchange is intended for children with diabetes, who can go trick-or-treating with their families and then later exchange what is unedible (to them) for a gift certificate redeemable at Boscov’s in Coventry Mall, North Coventry (PA) Township. Registration forms are available through school nurses (including Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School in Sanatoga), at the Boscov’s Customer Service Department in Coventry Mall, or by calling PMMC’s Community Education office at 610-327-7662. The candy exchange itself is schedule for Nov. 1-7 at Boscov’s, Coventry Mall.

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