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Nightmare on Broad Street

Nearly half of the YMCA of Parkersburg building was decorated for the haunted house, populated by folks like volunteer Jennifer Randolph, who was all dolled up for this scene. Social-distancing protocols were followed by only allowing small groups of four to go through at a time. (Photo Provided)
Parkersburg’s Thrill the World Dancers, led by Mid-Ohio Valley Exercise (M.O.V.E.) by DareTone LLC owner Toni Holbrook, kick off the event Friday in the YMCA parking lot while raising donations for Animal Lives Matter WV, which provides consulting services to animal shelters and welfare organizations. (Photo Provided)
Who ya gonna call? Parkersburg YMCA Maintenance and Facilities Director Mark Posten, who made the rounds during the event with an electrostatic backpack sprayer to clean surfaces. (Photo Provided)
YMCA departments set up socially distant trick-or-treat tables in the gymnasium. This one was manned by Aquatics Coordinator Solomia Nebesh. (Photo Provided)
YMCA membership service team representative Sophia Olson serves as a Haunted House tour guide, sharing fun and fictional haunted stories about the Y building. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — Nearly 1,000 children were served through socially distant, indoor trick-or-treating from Saturday, Oct. 24, to Monday, Oct. 26, at the Parkersburg YMCA during the Nightmare On Broad Street event, while almost 450 went through a haunted house.

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