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Warren Arts presents day of 'Sleepy' fun
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What Halloween event is complete without the Grim Reaper? Dustin Burchfield lends his talents to portray the fearsome character who eerily lurks among the crowd during Saturday’s event.
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Lori Christianson, of the Cannon Arts Studio, stands upon a portion of the new outdoor stage at Warren Arts. Christianson volunteered to bring her talents to Saturday’s Sleepy Halloween in a mid-century, tragicomedy rendition of “The Black Widow.”

An afternoon of free activities and entertainment was on the agenda as Warren Arts celebrated its production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with a Sleepy Halloween on Saturday afternoon.

Activities included mule-drawn carriage rides, crafts and face painting for the children, rag doll making, pumpkin decorating, sack races and many other games. Outdoor entertainment included dramatic readings of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” and a special performance by The Black Widow.  

Occasionally, looking off into the distance, a headless horseman was spotted racing through the pasture land. All of this was absolutely free for all visitors.

The Sleepy Halloween festival would not have been complete without food. The flavorful cuisine of Auntie Mattie’s was on hand, serving up generous portions of their crowd-pleasing soul food including gumbo, pork chops, and fried chicken.

Sheri Denning of Warren Arts elaborated on the event saying, “We wanted to promote ‘Sleepy Hollow.’ We have this great property and we need to use it. We plan to have more events such as this in the future. Also, we wanted to use our outdoor stage which was obtained through a grant.” 

Revealing future plans for the stage Denning added, “The stage is mobile so we can take our shows to other locations or we can rent it to other organizations.”

If you have not yet purchased your tickets to take in one of the upcoming performances, there is still time. Show times of “The Legend of Sleepy Hallow” are this Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m., a special midnight performance on Saturday, Oct. 30, and on Sunday, Oct. 31 a matinee at 2 p.m. 

To purchase tickets visit warrenartstn.com or the Warren Arts Facebook page. For any other additional information call 668-2787.