The annual Halloween Spooktacular at Lyman Run State Park will be held Friday, Oct. 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. This event was originally scheduled for Oct. 18, but has been moved to Oct. 25. Rain date will be Saturday, Oct. 26.

This event is designed for smaller children, although all are welcome. It emphasizes fun rather than scares so the little kids won’t be frightened. They can move about the “Enchanted Picnic Grove” which will have paths marked out with luminaries and in the trees will be thousands of “fairy lights” to make the whole day use area look magical. Every one is invited to come in costume, kids and adults alike. This event is free, but several donation jars will be set around the pavilion should anyone wish to donate money for next year’s event. There will be pumpkin carols sung at the park pavilion where some refreshments will be served like cider and hot chocolate.

Also, organizers are calling for volunteers to help with this event. The event needs costumed individuals to help with the trick or treat sessions. All participates are required to fill out a Conservation Volunteer form prior to participation. Volunteers need to contact the Friends of Lyman Run director, Maxine Harrison before the event (chipmaxharrison@verizon.net or 814-435-2518). Volunteers need to plan to be at the park by 3 p.m. the day of, to decorate the day use area, then a picnic supper will be provided to the volunteers leaving plenty of time to get in costume for that evening’s event.

This is also a part of a two day Halloween event, including, the Haunted Lantern Tour at the Lumber Museum on Saturday Oct. 26, from 6-9 p.m. There is a fee for the Lantern Tour Program and crafts and trick or treating will also be a part of the program.