Holiday festivities kick off in Madison County


Halloween festivities abounded in Madison County recently as young and old alike went trick-or-treating, attended the Fire Department’s “Trail of Terror” and were recognized for their creative costumes at numerous carnivals and events.

The holiday season kicked off in North Zulch on Friday night, as the school held its annual Fall Festival and Costume Contest, hosted by the school’s Parent Teacher Organization.

Costume contest winners were selected by retired educators Laura Cannon and Glenn Connor, and Meteor editor April Towery.

Lakeyn Theiss, 1, took the preschool category as a Dalmatian puppy. Fourteen-year-old Madison Murphy was the winner of the princess category. Jace Schueneman, 9, was the best superhero in his Link costume. Most original costume went to Garrett and Kyndall Rhodes, ages 10 and 7, for their creative “midget robbers” costume. Amanda May, 15, as “Thunderstorm,” won scariest and the overall category.

Following the costume contest, North Zulch students and their parents played carnival games including dunking their friends and throwing pies in their faces, and enjoyed lots of candy.

Madisonville Fire and Rescue’s Trail of Terror kicked off at 9:30 p.m. on Friday and continued through Halloween night. After guests walked the trail at Lake Madison, they were treated to a hayride. The $5 admission fee was contributed to the fire department.

Finally on Monday, local businesses on the Madisonville Square got into character and passed out candy from 2 to 5 p.m.