October 26, 2011
Trick-or-treat time will be here in a matter of days. Prepare your goblins now for a safe night out with the right costume. Start with flame resistance. When you buy a costume, mask, beard or wig, look for the label Flame Resistant. Although this label does not mean the items won't catch on fire, it does indicate the item will resist burning and should extinguish quickly once removed from the ignition source. To lessen the risk of burns, children should avoid candles and other sources of ignition especially when wearing costumes made from flimsy materials and outfits with big, baggy sleeves or billowing skirts.
November 30, 2011
As Ernie Brown's star rises, the Turtle Man is taking some locals along for the ride. Pioneer Playhouse co-founder and producer Charlotte Henson will be featured, along with Pioneer Playhouse, in an episode of "Call of the Wild Man" to air at 10 p.m. Sunday on The Animal Planet. Location scouts for the show fell in love with Pioneer Playhouse and Charlotte Henson, especially when daughter, Holly, told them Charlotte could catch snakes “better than the Turtle Man.” The snake-off happens Sunday and will show the Turtle Man inside the playhouse's costume room, as snakes slither through 500 costumes, 200 pairs of shoes, with Brown and Henson close behind.
September 22, 2004
Two of my friends are designing and sewing costumes for their dogs for Halloween. This brings back memories of a really entertaining dog obedience fun match held in Cincinnati back in the '70s. This match was called the Halloween Howler and the half-time entertainment was a costume class. One of the 4-H members, who came with me, exhibited her miniature schnauzer in the "look-alike" class. The dog wore a pink elephant's costume complete with a swinging trunk and tree-shaped legs, and the youngster wore a pink outfit.
July 19, 2007
The 2007 Lincoln County Fair provided contests for not only "man" but "man's best friend," with a Doggie Fun Fest event held to showcase the area's top dogs. Classes were open to all ages (dogs and handlers) with winners selected for best costume, best trick, prettiest, handsomest and a real "dog" of a dog (for the not so cute entries). The winners in each class were: Best costume: Kacy, handled by Vickie Alford. Handsomest Guy Dog: Tucker, handled by Evan Hastie.
October 26, 2010
BOYLE Danville: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday Junction City: 5-7 p.m. Saturday Perryville: 5-9 p.m. Saturday LINCOLN Stanford: 6-8 p.m. Saturday Crab Orchard: 5-8 p.m. Saturday Hustonville: 5-7 p.m. Saturday GARRARD Lancaster: 6-8 p.m. Saturday MERCER Harrodsburg: 6-8 p.m. Saturday Burgin: 6-8 p.m. Saturday CASEY Liberty: ...
November 5, 2007
Nov. 5, 1982 Ben Reed, president of the Winchester Jaycees, recently presented a $1,000 check to Tom Strode, treasurer of the Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation Board, as the final payment of the Jaycees' pledge to college Park. Members of Local 2416, Winchester Clothing Company, through the cooperation of local merchants, entertained with a costume Halloween party Saturday evening in the community room of the Clark County Fire Department. Costume prize winners, by age group, were Chip Harris and Jennifer Arledge, 2-5 years of age; Karen Bailey and Steve Colwell, 6-13 years of age; Andrea Ralston and David Caudill, 12 years of age and up, and Carolyn Ballard, adult group.
October 27, 2009
A reader sent me an e-mail asking that I remind everyone that Halloween will be at the end of this week and the family pet cats and dogs are in danger. If you are wondering what danger, I will remind you that many animal shelters will not put their cats up for adoption the week before this holiday because cats are objects for possible abuse. Liam Crowe, CEO and master dog behavioral therapist of Bark Busters USA has stated in her Oct. 20 article titled "Halloween Safety Tips," she hears about more dogs dying or straying than on any other holiday.