The Duncan Banner

October 27, 2013

Rain doesn’t deter ‘Boo’ fun

Derrick Miller
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Main Street Duncan started Boo Review about 15 minutes early this year on Saturday to offset a threat of rain.

Within minutes, a line of trick-or-treaters had formed up and down Main Street, going so far as to wrap around the Palace Theatre at 10th and Main. Main Street Duncan Director Tammy Johnson said she was impressed by the number of people participating in this year’s event.

“The turnout is fantastic,” Johnson said.

The crowd moved heavily along Main Street until about 11:50 a.m., little more than an hour after the event started this year. At that point, rain picked up and people began collecting under awnings along Main Street.

Throughout the program, Distinctive Decor played Halloween music to set the mood. Brian Hibbard was in charge of the task. This took place of the sound system of Main Street Duncan, which Johnson feared would get wet because of rain and would be ruined as a result.

The business also hosted a pumpkin carving contest. Boo Review also had a costume contest later in the day. Results will be published in Tuesday’s paper.

Johnson said she wants Boo Review to be something everyone can get excited about. She said, when she was growing up, she loved seeing the Christmas lights strung across the street.

For her, Boo Review is an opportunity to make similar memories for Duncan and area children.

“We want people to know Main Street is a family-friendly place,” Johnson said. “We want to make memories. We want children, when they grow up, to be like, remember when we went trick-or-treating on Main Street. We should do that with our children.” Photographer Debbie Duggar, who recently opened a small shop in the Main Street district, photographed 196 children during the day.