Hauntingly good fun at the Senior Center

SCARY: Ruth Fate didn’t speak as she took on the character of her mask because she didn’t want people to recognize her voice. (Pioneer photo/Miranda Roberts)

SCARY: Ruth Fate didn’t speak as she took on the character of her mask because she didn’t want people to recognize her voice. (Pioneer photo/Miranda Roberts)

MECOSTA — The Mecosta County Senior Center was filled with witches, bunnies, clowns and more as seniors celebrated Halloween on Thursday.

Along with a Halloween-themed meal of ghoul-ash, breaking a piñata, pumpkin bowling, doughnuts and cider, seniors voted for the “most creative,” “scariest” and “cutest costumes.”

Ruth Fate, of Remus, was voted “most scary” for her frightening mask.

“I like to be silly,” Fate said. “I go every year to the bar and I don’t take my mask off and I don’t talk.

“One guy wanted to date me. I had a nice wig and stuff on. I went outside and I took my wig off and when I got back he said, ‘Jesus Christ, she’s an old lady.’

“I said, ‘I didn’t tell you I was going out with you.’”

The “cutest costume” award went to Joanne Correll and her colorful attire.

“Last year, when I got done with (the Halloween Bash) I thought, ‘Next year I am going to be a clown,’” Correll said. “I was a ghoulish thing last year and I thought I would do something different and more fun.”

Correll said her favorite part about Halloween is dressing up and getting the outfit together.

“This is my childhood coming out,” she said, even though as a child she didn’t like clowns.

Ruth Troff won “most creative” with her doctor costume, although she did not utilize all of its pieces.

“It’s supposed to have a mustache,” Troff said. “But I am in an adult foster care home and my caregiver didn’t think I really needed the mustache.”

Other costumes included a cowboy, Cher, Playboy bunnies, a pirate and even a trash bag.

“I just thought this was black and I could do something with it,” said Pat Pennock, motioning to the napkins and plates taped to the trash bag that made up her costume.

Everyone who participated in the event had a great time.

“They act like little kids again when they do this,” said Marjean Nickerson, a Senior Center volunteer. “It’s so much fun.”

For more information about the Mecosta County Senior Center or to find up about upcoming events, call (231) 972-2884.

 

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