A sold-out crowd of 1,200 were spooked, startled, scared and sent scurrying on Saturday for the annual “Trail of Haunted Tales” event, held for the last eight years for families and Halloween fans throughout the city. This year, the event was held at Weiss Field instead of the Kopf Reservation, allowing for more social distancing. Participants kept to a walkway through the fields, past playground equipment and back into the spooky, witch-filled forest and "barn" of bloodied monster victims. The weather was perfect — a crisp fall afternoon and evening — as masked participants, most dressed in costumes, were let through in small groups. A DJ provided monster-ish music for those waiting to experience a ghostly graveyard, pirates, vampires, the clown from 'It' and his victim. As in year's past, Avon Lake City Councilman and fan-of-all-that's-Halloween David Kos — dressed as Beetlejuice — organized the event, mindful of all health precautions.

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