Fall Fest at Foy Park
The park was filled with costumes and entertainment for old and young alike
Foy Park got an early dose of Halloween on Saturday, as Lower Frederick residents came out for the annual Fall Festival.
"Once a year we organize a fall fest--usually on a Saturday at the end of October," said Robin McGovern, chairperson of the Lower Frederick Parks and Recreation Board. "We all get together and have a nice time."
The festival featured face painting, pumpkin decorating, hay rides and various games for children.
"We actually had a good turnout, but not as many children (are in) costume as I would like -- though we did have quite a few dogs in costume," said McGovern. "I think my favorite costume for the kids was two sisters in princess costumes. They were adorable."
Other children were dressed as nurses and even a dinosaur, while the canine costumes ranged from a mini-jockey to a pirate and a police official.
"My favorite dog costume was definitely the little sheriff outfit," said McGovern.
McGovern added that the board intends to keep the festival going each year, as they've received positive feedback from residents who have participated in years past.
"We have a lot of fun with it," said McGovern. "It's really nice for the kids and the adults to gather and talk to their neighbors."