Spooky, fun carnival slated for Halloween

A city Halloween carnival is planned for area children.

The city recommendation commission Monday scheduled the event from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Liberty Arena.

A similar carnival was a big hit last year, according to Jessie Novinger, city recreation director.

Reporting a few revenue-producing events, Novinger said the Williamsport Welcomes the World event brought in $5,245 to the recreation department. Expenses were handled by the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, Novinger said.

The event, which brought Reggie Jackson for autographs, also included a street festival with food trucks and stands.

The event is pre-planned starting in March with a committee. Cindi Perry is the chairwoman.

A wrap-up meeting on the event is scheduled for volunteers on Sept. 18.

A doggie swim at Splash Cove brought $925, which is split with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Novinger said.

Billtown Christmas Parade is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Nov. 18. That’s a Saturday so children and families can gather and Victorian Christmas can complete its tours starting the day before.

The Festival of Lights in Brandon Park is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1.