By Jeannine Lipez
October 18, 2012
Lock Haven residents and students are preparing for the town’s annual Ghost Walk on Oct. 19 and 20.
People interested in attending the event should meet at the Arts Council’s Station Gallery, at 2 E Bald Eagle St, Lock Haven. As in years past, the Ghost Walk will consist of a walking tour of nearly one mile through the streets of downtown and will leave every 20 minutes. In addition to the walking tour, a six mile bus tour will be held in the Lock Haven area. The bus will leave the Station Gallery hourly at between 6:00 and 8:00 on both nights. A combination bus and walking tour is also an option. Do the bus tour first and follow with the walking tour.
The locations and associated stories are new this year and have been written by Lou Bernard of the Ross Library. There will be a minimum of seven stops on the walking tour, plus a few ghosts that might be roaming on the grounds of the Station Gallery. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly, wear walking shoes and bring a flashlight. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
The cost of the Ghost Walk is $4 per person for either the walking or bus tour, and $6 for a combination tour. All proceeds will benefit the Clinton County Arts Council. The Ghost Walk is one of the largest annual fund-raisers for the Arts Council.
Volunteers from Lock Haven University and the community will be manning the various locations on the tour and acting as tour guides.
The walk began six years ago under the guidance and writing direction of the late Matt Connor. The event this year is being dedicated to his memory.