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Saturday, Nov 22, 2014
Pasco Tribune

Zephyrhills Halloween Howl draws about 5,000


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ZEPHYRHILLS — More than 5,000 people packed Main Street for the annual Halloween Howl on Saturday.

The Main Street Zephyrhills event featured a Haunted House organized by Main Street Executive Director Gina Granger, her husband, Charles, and Dr. Xombie and Fiends (Roger Boyes, Paul Bathrick and Dawn Gourlay).

There also was a Haunted Hayride operated by the Pasco County Junior Cattleman’s Association and performances by Helen’s Baton and Dance and the Zephyrhills High School Show choir ENCORE.

Radical Randy Akers and his wife, Wendy, kept things moving at the Eiland Bandstand while families stayed busy with children’s games, food vendors and booths set up by businesses and organizations.

“It’s another successful Halloween Howl,” Granger said. “It’s an event that grows in popularity from year to year.”

Granger said the event draws Zephyrhills residents but also visitors from Dade City, Wesley Chapel, Plant City, Lakeland and Brooksville.

The Haunted House had more than 1,200 visitors during the evening.

“I truly feel that our haunted house is on another level after recruiting Dr. Xombie and his Fiends,” Granger said.

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