Haunted hayride, Creepy Woods trail make for boo-ti-ful Halloween

No tricks involved! You're in for a Halloween treat if you hop aboard a Huber's Haunted Hayride! This long time fall tradition at the Huber's Farm (at the corner of Raphael and Philadelphia roads) is a very popular Halloween activity. The 30-minute farm hayride may cause you to go bump in the night and jump from your seat as you pass ghosts, goblins and more. Remaining dates for October are Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27, 28 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. The line begins forming at 6:30 p.m. You might have to wait to board the hay wagon. Cost is $15, adults and 13 and older; $8 for children. There is a deejay with music and plenty of fall snacks available for purchase. Parking is available at the Huber's Farm location or Mt. Vista Regional Park on Raphael Road. Parking price is a donation per car.

If you're a little older and braver, summon your courage and venture into Huber's Creepy Woods Haunted Forest. This is a walking tour through a scary haunted trail — definitely not for the younger kids or faint-hearted. Creepy Woods Haunted Forest is celebrating its 5-year anniversary with a newly improved trail that includes theme park quality sets, live actors and Hollywood caliber costumes. It promises to be the scariest trail Maryland has ever seen. (That, my friends, is enough to keep me out!)

You will stroll through a seemingly peaceful forest that unleashes gigantic creatures, a terrifying pack of blood thirsty werewolves and ghostly spirits. The trees, as well, play a spooky part in the ghoulish path ahead. If you thought going into the dark woods at night was frightening, this event will prove you right! Please note: No open-toe shoes or flip flops; wear old shoes or boots! Also, this is an intense haunted attraction, not suitable for those with small children or those too afraid to enter the woods. Go to http://www.hubersfarm.com for more information.

Perry Hall High School shooting victim Daniel Borowy continues his recovery so please keep him and the entire Borowy family in your thoughts and prayers. Friends of the Borowy Family continues to collect gift cards to local businesses to help the family. Gift cards may be dropped off or mailed to: St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School, c/o Theresa Kissinger, church secretary, 12022 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, MD 21087 (410-592-8100). I asked Theresa if they were still receiving donations. Theresa stated "the donations have slowed down a little but we're still getting cards in." Although our lives get hectic in the pre-holiday season, please don't forget Daniel and his family. Please note on the envelope: Dollars for Daniel. Coordinator is Tanya Mattheiss; you can contact her at blairmattheiss@verizon.net. For additional questions about fundraising and donations, contact family spokesperson Kathy Germack at kgermack@comcast.net.

Join the Perry Hall Improvement Association (PHIA) for a Happy Hour on Oct. 18 at Liberatore's Ristorante in Honeygo Village Center, 5005 Honeygo Center Dr., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy half-price appetizers and drink specials (specials end at 7 p.m.) Some appetizers will be generously donated by Justin Hafner of Just Electric Co. . Attendees are responsible for the cost of other food or drinks. Bring a friend or neighbor. Members and nonmembers are welcome.

The PHIA November meeting takes place Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Perry Hall Library, 9685 Honeygo Blvd. Focus is public safety. Guest speakers will be Capt. Mike Balog, commander of the White Marsh precinct, and Capt. Gordon Skinner, commander of the Parkville precinct. Perry Hall is divided between the White Marsh and Parkville precincts, with the east side of Belair Road in the White Marsh precinct and the west side of Belair Road in the Parkville precinct. There is no meeting in December, but the normal meeting schedule will resume on Jan. 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at the Perry Hall Library.

Say goodbye to the Farmers Market at the Avenue at White Marsh until next spring. It is the end of the market season and Friday, Oct. 26 is the last Friday the produce stand is open for 2012.

The Seven Oaks Senior Center, 9210 Seven Courts Dr., will be closed on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, Veterans Day, Mon, Nov. 12 and Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22. The rest of November, the center will be buzzing with activities like luncheons, trips, clubs and informational classes you won't want to miss. If you haven't yet joined, a New Member Orientation takes place on Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. Sign up at the front desk by Nov 16. For more info, call the center at 410-887-5192.

News from Councilman David Marks: Chesapeake Landscape Contractors has replaced and improved the area within the Seven Courts Drive traffic circle in Perry Hall, at no cost to the county. Let's join with Councilman Marks and thank Chesapeake Landscape Contractors, as well as local resident William Lutostanski Jr., for helping to implement this project.

Also, On Oct. 1st, the County Council passed legislation sponsored by Councilman Marks that provides new protections for those who have purchased lots in pet cemeteries. Bill 64-12 requires that the owner of a pet cemetery provides notification to newspapers if he or she tries to sell or lease the property or use the cemetery for another purpose. The pet cemetery owner must attempt to notify those who purchased lots, and reimburse anyone who can provide documentation within a 90-day period. The Oakleigh Pet Cemetery in the Parkville area is located in Councilman Marks' district. Thanks to Councilman Marks, owners of pet cemetery lots are afforded some peace of mind.

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