The Halloween event on Friday evening was a huge success, pulling in more than twice as many people as the village had planned for.
More than 300 Sussex-area residents visited the Lions Open Air pavilion at to celebrate the holiday. The event, which lasted from 5 to 8 p.m., offered attendees food, cookie decorating, a haunted trail, wagon rides and pumpkin decorating.
Sussex Patch's "Pumpkin Patch" was also a huge success. We went through nearly all of our decorating supplies and balloons by the end of the night, and the little artists loved putting funny faces on their pumpkins.
At the end of the event, the department had a fun costume contest where Patch announced 12 winners who recieved goodie bags.
As village Trustee Tim Dietrich said while visiting with his son: "Needless to say, we're doing this again next year."