Woodland Lane ‘Cemetery’ to be Centennial fall feature

Part of the Woodland Lane to be on display at Centennial Terrace.

Some spooky fun is happening this year at Centennial Terrace during the last two weekends in October. Families of all ages can take a spirited walk through the ‘Woodland Lane Cemetery,’ from Oct. 20 through Oct. 22 and Oct. 27 through Oct. 30.  Hours are 5 to 10 pm on the two Fridays;  11 am to 10 pm, the two Saturdays; and 1 to 9 pm the two Sundays. Monday, Oct. 30 hours are 5 to 9 pm.
In addition to the new attraction, courtesy of the Gibson family who has created, grown, and maintained the display for the past several years in their Woodland Lane front yard, many other activities will also be available. According to Sylvania Recreation District’s Executive Director Mike McMahon, there will be bounce houses, a pumpkin carving contest, music, a costume contest for kids, and another for adults, along with other activities especially for kids.
“There are going to be a lot of fun things for kids to do. There will be an array of fall treats including donuts and cider, candy and caramel apples along with other food items. We also have a variety of seasonal craft beers and other adult beverages including pumpkin-flavored drinks available,” McMahon pointed out. The annual Goblin Gallop will also be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 starting at 9 am as part of the overall experience.
“This is going to be a great experience filled with spooky not scary family fun and entertainment,” McMahon promised. “We so appreciate the Gibson family for entrusting Sylvania Rec to keep this long-time Sylvania Halloween tradition going,” he added.
Goblin Gallop
The entry fee is $20 and includes a T-shirt, chip timing, and individual awards for top finishers. Registration deadline is Oct. 17. The 100-meter dash is for PreK; the half-mile run is for children grades K-3; and the one-mile run is for children grades 4-6. Races for children K and 1 will start at 9 am; second and third grade at 9:20 am; fourth through sixth grade at 9:40 am; and Pre-K starts following the last race.
For more information on the Woodland Lane Cemetery at Centennial Terrace or the Goblin Gallop, visit playsylvania.com.

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