John William Tuohy lives in Washington DC


Each Halloween for the past five or six years, we drive over to wonderful and picturesque Shepherdstown West Virginia, a delightful village in the northern panhandle that is home to Shepherd College.  

The area surrounding the town is rural farm land mostly and the houses are often spaced a good distance apart so the local children and their parents parade through main street in Shepherdstown where the homes are closer and the shop owners stay open late to hand out candy to the kids.  And the local college students join in as well.

Every year the celebration gets bigger and bigger and now the town officials close down Main Street at around dust till 9:00 PM. Most of the costumes are fantastic and very inventive and clever and the celebration itself is generally a safe, family friendly event.

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