2020 Halloween in the Park news
For the first time ever, the event was completely canceled due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. We've had weekends with torrential rains and even snow, but only ever had to cancel one night. This is so sad for the kids and their families, our campers, volunteers, park and Friends. But with such uncertainty, we felt it was necessary to keep everyone safe. We will start planning a new event for 2021. Next year's dates are Fri and Sat, Oct 22 and 23, 2021.
2019 Halloween in the park news
Our 2019 event was the busiest yet! So busy, in fact, we had to turn cars away on Friday night. This is not something we ever could have imagined. We started this event in 2007 with a simple goal; to provide a nice Halloween event for the children and their families in the area. It has grown to a Halloween extravaganza of epic proportions! So, in the years to come, we will be advertising that once the car lots are full, both the swimming pool and marina lots, we will close down the admission gates. It is painful for us to turn children away, but when it gets that crowded, chances are they would miss the trick or treating which ends at 8:30 pm, so this would spare them the hassle (and cost) of getting in only to be disappointed. We appreciate everyone's patience as we review the best ways to handle this situation for 2020. Next year's dates are Fri & Sat, Oct 23 & 24, 2020. Look forward to seeing you there! The 2019 Halloween Committee
2018 halloween in the park news
NEW SHUTTLE SERVICE WORKED IN A PINCH!
A new shuttle service was implemented this year due to the saturated fields from all the rains this year. By Saturday, there were 10 buses running with 2 handicapped vans from the marina parking into B loop. High winds blew in Saturday evening after trick or treat was over, and rushed everyone to their cars. Happily, it lasted only a short time, and there were no reports of injury. It is estimated that about 8,000 people attended again this year, but proceeds raised were lessened from last year because of the additional cost of the shuttle service. Thank you to everyone who came out. We hope you had a great time!
5K Fun Run winners!
HITP CELEBRATES 10 YEARS IN 2016!
Thank you to community for their attendance and support. It is so rewarding to see all those happy children trick or treating and families enjoying the hayrides. The local business community has been generous over the years with not only monetary contributions, but handouts for the kids, support for set up, admin, volunteer lunches, safety and lighting. It all makes a huge difference! The park staff has been so supportive and key to the success of the event by helping with keeping things safe and maintained and just giving us the opportunity to even have the event! And lastly, where would we be with out our dedicated volunteers who spend hundreds of hours in sometimes very unpleasant weather conditions to set up and tear down, and to the committee who plans most of the year to ensure there is a safe, organized, professionally run... but mostly FUN event!
halloween committee wins dcnr 2013
best volunteer group - April 9, 2014
Front Row: Jim Sanders, Evelyn Cline and granddaughter, Kathy Bealing, Brad Bealing, Chairman holding award, Mary Lorah, Regional Mgr., Steve Behe, Asst. Regional Mgr. Second Row: Paula Sanders, Tom Markle, Dwight Resh, Diana Shaffer, Bob Klinedinst, Warren Werntz, Codorus Park Mgr., Ray Weleski Third Row: Gene Bixler, Ken Miller, Dan Clark
"Repurposed" HITP TShirts now great trick or treat bags and aprons. Items are available at the Gift Shop and the Outpost Campstore starting in April. And will also be available at the event, while supplies last!
ALL ITEMS ARE NOW SOLD OUT!
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
2013 Halloween in the park news
TEAM MERCURY ACKNOWLEDGED BY FOCSp
Team Mercury was acknowledged on Nov. 18, 2013 by Halloween Committee Member, Kathy Bealing (far right) and FOCSP President, Lynne Thompson, for their efforts restoring and improving one of our most prized attractions, "Leroy, the Lake Monster". Special recognition was given to student Brandon Kime for his dedication throughout the project, along with the club moderator, Woody Wagaman (far left.) This club went above and beyond our expectations. Can't wait for 2014!
Hanover's 250th celebration!
FOCSP had a great showing at the parade on June 29, 2013 commemorating Hanover's 250th year. We also had park staff, and the PA Rangers marching along with us.