Frankford’s Fall Festival a pre-Halloween treat

FRANKFORD – Sights, sounds and visions of Halloween engulfed Frankford’s community park Saturday for the annual Fall Festival presented by Envision Frankford.

The family-friendly/community event featured costume judging in the Frankford Fire Hall parking lot, a parade through town and a slew of games and activities at the park.

Upward of 500 people attended the event, made possible through Envision Frankford’s collaborative effort that included local churches, the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company, Frankford Public Library and the town of Frankford.

“It’s just a lot of people from the community coming out and having a good time,” said Envision Frankford spokesman Robbie Murray.

Churches set up fun games for kids and there were hay wagon rides and fire truck rides.

Food and treats were available from Hocker’s BBQ, the Antioch Church, Rita’s Ice as well as homemade goods from Hay Wagon Produce.

Information tables included drug awareness courtesy of the Elks Lodge in Bishopville, MD, and the Telemon Corporation.

Young attendees had hands-on opportunities to take aim at a spinning target with a real fire hose as well as learn life-saving skills in the Take 10 CPR from Sussex County EMS paramedic Becca Short.

It was reported that more than 100 persons had taken the 10-minute instruction on the proper way to administer hands-only CPR.

The LifeNet helicopter was scheduled to make an appearance. However, as it hovered overhead it was called out for a medical transport from Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and had to leave.

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