On Wednesday Oct. 31

Scary stuff around the lake

Halloween around the Lake: Honeymoon Bay, Lake Cowichan and Youbou

Honeymoon Bay Fire Department’s community Halloween party

Age 5 and under category: Tai Treverton as Spiderman, Wyatt Treverton as Superman, Ella de Groot as a bear, Alexander de Groot as a pirate, Lucas Langan as Batman, and Willow Weber as a butterfly. First place in this category was Alexander de Groot.

Age 6-10 category: Lauren Nelson as a werewolf, Andrew St. James as G.I. Joe, Jesse Saari as a Sumo wrestler, Tyler St. James as Captain America, and Lennox Weber as a Clone Trooper. Saari won first place in this category.

Age 11 and up:Wyatt Gaiger as a hunter, Alexis Cage and Rhianon Morrison as zombies, Laurence Silvaggio as Dracula, Brenda Morrison as a witch, and Ian Morrison as a zombie. Gaiger won first prize in this category, while Silvaggio won second and Cage, Rhianon and Ian Morrison tied for third.

Each contestant won a cash prize.

The judges were Pat Peters, Cindy Batyi, and Const. Sarah Pharris. Approximately 30 people filled the Honeymoon Bay firehall for coffee, pop, hotdogs, and a chance to check out the fireworks and the huge bonfire after the sun went down and the trick-or-treating was done.

Cowichan Lake Recreation’s Youbou Hall Haunted House

There was a lot of hocus-pocus at Cowichan Lake Recreation’s Youbou Hall Haunted House. Approximately 200 people were petrified as they wandered in and out of haunted rooms — that were constructed by volunteers and were entered as exhibits to a competition.

A young couple were married on Halloween night and stopped by the haunted house for wedding photos. With them is their wedding party: groomsmen Jamie Wilson and Darren Matt, best man Ryon Allen, groom Mike Mitchell, bride Tatyana Ring, maid-of-honour Maria Lee and bridesmaids Loisha and Saskia Ring. In front is the flower girl Jaida Lee.

Vicki Ordano, programming assistant at the Youbou Hall said it was really neat to have the newlyweds come in costume and have their pictures taken in front of some of the scary Halloween displays.

The event also held a ghastly costume contest for all ages and free hot dogs and juice for all participants were available. Fireworks — generously and safely presented by the Youbou Fire Department — ended the evening.

Results from the Haunted house competition are:

1st  Place: Connie Vaughan and family

2nd Place: Lana Bowery and Evelyn Hunter

3rd  Place: Vicki Ordano and Jason Currie