TUPPER LAKE - Local children had plenty of time to show off their Halloween costumes this weekend in advance of Wednesday's trick-or-treating.
The Skating Club held a Halloween fair Saturday at the train station where kids played games, decorated pumpkins, and did other arts and crafts projects like icing cookies. Firefighters and local police greeted kids and let them crawl around a fire truck and village police car.
The Wild Center also had a number of Halloween-related events this weekend, including Halloween crafts like making bats, trick-or-treating, and learning about ravens, owls and other nighttime animals. Staff members in costumes gave the museum's otters a scarecrow stuffed with pine needles and fish to dig into, rather than the regular food they're given during the museum's daily Otter Enrichment program.
Wild Center staff member Leah Valerio, dressed as Raggedy Ann, adds eyes to 6-year-old Grant Bencze’s bat as he watches, dressed as the blue Power Ranger. Mom Marci Bencze looks on in the background.
(Enterprise photo — Jessica Collier)