A ghostly good time

Published: Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM.

For an event that had its share of bumps along the way, this year’s Ghosts on the Coast proved a smashing success.

Crowds flocked to downtown, the participation of merchants was impressive and more than 100 children participated in the costume contest.

The Haunted House put on by the Boy Scouts proved its bona fides.

“It was really scary,” said Cameron Brown, 7.

Ghosts on the Coast, a staple in Port St. Joe for nearly two decades, got off to something of a stumbling start. There were some who questioned whether in these economic times it was worth the effort and money spent.

The Chamber of Commerce got behind the event, Dana Boyer spearheaded the organization and with some help from the community – 50-60 bags of candy were donated as part of a drive to defray some costs to downtown businesses – the event enjoyed by all, as the photos on this page highlight.

“It was fabulous,” Boyer said. “Everyone I have talked to has said it was the biggest turnout yet.

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