WADSWORTH: People flowed like a river along the sidewalks of downtown Wadsworth during the Scare on the Square on a beautiful October Thursday night.
Candy and other goodies were also in ample supply and were eagerly accepted by the costumed figures who participated in the event.
Pirates, ballet dancers, ninjas, princesses, skeletons, clowns, Spiderman, bumblebees, Abraham Lincoln, a carrot, a convict, dinosaurs, soldiers, a little Dracula, a pig, mustard and a hot dog mingled with one another. Even babies in strollers were costumed and at least one dog was adorned.
In addition, more than 30 decorated pumpkins were on display at the library to be judged by the passerbys. Those pumpkins represented Betty Boop, princesses, a spider, a kitty, a clown, Minnie Mouse, Captain America, a dragon of terror, bat-o-ray, a bat head and Cinderella's vehicle.
A haunted maze of black plastic enticed the young with a food product for the local Salvation Army as the entrance fee. The haunted maze began after darkness set in.
Those who wanted to participate, entered the costume contest with categories representing all ages from infants to adults.
A 25-foot inflatable pumpkin served as a backdrop for treats being handed out by the library. A paper pumpkin in the window served as a signal that that business was participating in providing goodies for "trick or treat."
Mike Schnell serenaded the crowds with Knight Tyme Music of all genres.