I had thought of writing a long recap on the event, but I think this pretty much says it all about Halloween Town 2009. 850 volunteers
120,000 pieces of candy given away (5,000 pieces eaten by me)
6 zones of entertainment
70,000 square feet of decorations, sets, activities, lighting, staging
5,000,000 media impressions
8 shows by musician Dan Zanes
15,000 attendees over two days
100,000 prizes distributed
6,000 free tickets distributed to organizations that serve poor families
5,000 pumpkins decorated
700 cornstalks and 30 bales of hay used for decorations.
500 pounds of sand for one of our most popular activities, The Gravedigger Game
41 corporate and media sponsors involved in the event
500% growth in online ticket sales
1500 more attendees than last year
2500 light sticks and 800 balloons sold
400 R. I. P.'s (Really Important People) wooed for next year's event.
This year's event was a big success! And planning for next year has already begun!