Photo Highlights of 2013 Boo Fest

Photographs courtesy of Ted Smith, Communication Committee Photographer. Ted also contributed to the article.

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Princesses and zombies alike turned out for the 2013 Governors Village Boo Fest on Saturday. Sponsored by the Social Committee the afternoon began with a costume parade, scarecrow decorating and pumpkin decorating contests.

Scarecrows and Pumpkins

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Costumes and Parade

Halloween dress-up. (Click an image to start slideshow.)

The parade led by the Great Pumpkin Warrior was like the Pied Piper leading the children. (Click an image to start slideshow.)

K-9 Unit With Rudy

The K-9 Unit of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office captured everyone’s attention. They demonstrated how their dog, Rudy, can locate things and attack a criminal either at the Deputy’s command or if the Deputy is attacked. The Deputy posing as the criminal wore a padded jacket for protection.

Everyone had an opportunity to pet Rudy and after all this activity, Rudy was pretty tired. The Deputies set up their trailer with give-a-ways and spoke with several adults and children answering questions. (Click an image to start slideshow.)

Other Boo Festivities

Festival goers feasted on dinner of hot dogs with all the trimmings, sides and desserts. The chili cook-off entries proved especially popular. (Click an image to start slideshow.)

The Zombie Jail, full of Halloween special effects, was a big attraction. Later some families camped overnight down in Meadow Park, extending the fall holiday fun for a few more hours.

The Zombie and Great Pumpkin Warrior