Cornersburg DQ hosts pumpkin hunt
Carly Land came bearing gifts as she enjoyed a festive time searching for candy during Cornersburg Dairy Queen’s pumpkin hunt.
Neighbors | Eartha Terrell.Halloween enthusiasts, from left, (front) Danica Stanley; (back) Kayli Cornelius and Alexis Davis were thrilled to dress up and eat candy at Cornersburg Dairy Queen Oct. 27.
Catwoman, Madison Beaudis, took a break from fighting bad guys to decorate her cupcakes during Cornersburg Dairy Queen ‘s pumpkin hunt.
Rocky Sewrk (left) and his sister, Trinity, had a blast meeting new friends and searching for pumpkins at Cornersburg Dairy Queen Oct. 27.
Chritopher Flora was excited to find candy and treats during Cornersburg Dairy Queen’s pumpkin hunt Oct. 27.
Baby Tigger, Nathan Cunningham, was memorized at all the costumes he saw while he hunted for pumpkins and candy at Cornersburg Dairy Queen Oct. 27.
By EARTHA TERRELL
Rainy weather did little to deter children from participating in Cornersburg Dairy Queen’s pumpkin hunt Oct. 27.
“Because of the weather, we had to move inside. We filled big boxes with straw and kids can also decorate their own cupcake pumpkins. It was a fun thing to do for the kids and for us, this is our target market and it’s exciting. We don’t just cater to children – we also have older people who come to see the children in costume,” said store manager Chrissy Smith.
Children, dressed as a variety of elaborate characters, including pirates, tigers, princess and even the Hulk, entered Dairy Queen ready to enjoy delicious treats. Sounds of loud laughter and excitement filled the facility as children dug deep into several boxes for their prizes. They also explored their creative sides while they decorated cupcakes shaped like pumpkins.
While younger participants showed off their costumes, their parents took the opportunity to have fun as well. Amber Stanley was just happy her daughters were having a good time and meeting new friends.
“It’s close to home and it’s Dairy Queen so we came to have lunch. It’s nice to give the kids something to do and it brings the community together. Kids can also meet other kids from the neighborhood, as well,” Stanley said.