Some people may have seen a bit of a spectacle in Botetourt County on Halloween thi syear. It began a couple weeks before Halloween with the installation of our Haunted Graveyard. It was set up over the next couple weeks and culminated in what I call "the show". We featured a full graveyard with over 24 tombstones, a flying ghost, an animated coffin, and moving corpse in a body bag and very scary looking bat that lowered itself over the doorway. And let's not forget the 12 volunteers who helped pull it off by operating the moving features and performing as ghosts and goblins who spooked the Trick-or-Treaters as they entered and exited the graveyard. Our neighbors were all very excited about it. We counted at least 95 children of all ages as well as their parents and anoth 10 adults tha tcame with no children just to check it out. The photos don't really do it justice as we run fog machines and strobe lights with spooky music to complete the effect.