HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31
PARADE – 5 p.m. Dress your best and show off your costume in this years Halloween parade down Main St., Cooperstown.
PUMPKIN GLOW – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Bring your carved pumpkin to enter in a contest or just to display to the trick-or-treaters. After the sun goes down stroll through the park and admire everyone’s handiwork. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit
This just in from Peter Deysenroth, who had a bird’s-eye view of Cooperstown’s Halloween Parade from high above the flagpole.
Connor Gil and wife Dai Melendez watch their kids play in Cooper Park in the minutes before the Cooperstown’s Halloween Parade marched out at 5 p.m.
Brynlee Burr, 18 months, was among the young trick or treaters. Mom Brittney and dad Bart accompanied her.
They made such a darling trio that Adam Jordan, Emery, 2, and Morgan had passersby stopping them to pose for photos. Adam, who used to work for the Baseball Hall of Fame, was revisiting from Albany with his family.
Slices proprietor Rich Busse invites trick-or-treaters in, not for candy, but for pizza slices and ice cream. From left are Michael Loukas Pappas III, his dad, Michael Jr., and mom Jessie, Liam Williams and Sally Tedescro.
The event attracted celebrities, even such eminences as The Donald (Bobby Walker) himself.
Sharkey Nagleschmidt wasn’t too proud to be escorting granddaughter Helena Betancourt.
Like much of the Doubleday Cafe staff this evening, Jeri Dobler was dressed up for the occasion – as a tip jar; take a hint, patrons.
Kristen Waller brought daughter Kate up from Poughkeepsie and joined Kate’s grandpop Bill at the event.
Flutists leading the CCS marching band are, from left, Surya Daniel, Abbie Makofske, John Kelly, Eden Grigor, Lia Solensten and Christiane Fisk.
The CCS band marched to the beat of a werewolf (Colin Bower).
Allison Capozza was babysitting Eddie Munster (or was it son Wyatt?) for the evening.
Trick-or-treating girls watch the parade, rapt, from the corner of Main and Pioneer. In the foreground is Jessie Clyne. Behind her, from left, are Giana Caporali, Emily Tooley, Monet Parker and Hailey Miller-Gray.
Lion Dana Temp roared down Main Street, bringing her kids to the parade where she used to march as a girl. She is related to Weirs and Carters locally.
Anthony Birch, left, is CCS band director Tim Iversen. No, that’s Tim Iversen on the right. Much confusion.
Phoebe Havard, 3, couldn’t wait for the goodies. She paused at the batting cage at the Doubleday lot to sample a lollipop.
D’naviion Sterman, 8, with his parents, Felicia and Lamar Headspeth, came from Troy for the Cooperstown Halloween Parade. Mom Felicia, a CCS grad, wanted her son to experience the celebration like she did.
Siblings Ciarin left, and Caitlin O’Sullivan of Richfield Springs (by way of England) lead the costume wearers who marched behind the band. (You may recognize them as Superboy and Supergirl at last Saturday’s Waffles and Puppets at Ommegang; they’re into the holiday.(
Tae Livermore and the CCS Marching Band brass section blast their way past the Hall of Fame.
That’s Captain Obvious (Bill Weldon) and his lovely family awaiting the start of the parade.
Lizzy Huston and Carleigh Williams caught the evening’s spirit.
So did Jiya Mangalmurti, with dad Sandeep
Dad Chris Miller of Fly Creek holds up his little dragon (Isabelle) for a good view.
Sharkey Nagelschmidt brought granddaughter Alison.
Butterly (Torrey Conley) fluttered all the way from South Weymouth, Mass., for the event. Her brother, Dan Wallace, alerted her to the way Cooperstown Goes Halloween.