Rain didn't stop ghouls and goblins from enjoying the spooktacular Dresden Halloween Festival.
This is the first year for the festival and residents were invited to dress up, have some treats and play Halloween themed games. The days events included a 5k race, pumpkin pie eating contest and costume contest. Volunteers say it was a great day for the community to come together.
"Yea I really feel it is bringing Dresden back from the slump it was in when the IGA burnt down and that stuff, so it is really good see the town bringing back some stuff and having a Halloween festival," says volunteer Nate Boyer.
Non profit groups like the Boy Scouts, Troop 126, set up games for the community to play. The groups can redeem a portion of their tickets for money toward their organization. Members of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church sponsored a haunted house and they say they hope the event becomes a tradition.
"Yes, definitely Anita and Sylvia Boyer have done amazing with this, I know it doesn't seem like a lot of people are here right now, but this is huge and I think it is a very big success," says Marley Kennedy with the Trinity United Presbyterian Church.
Trinity United Plans to use their money for a mission trip to New York City. The festival shutdown Main Street from 5th to 7th street in Dresden from 10 am til 5 pm.