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Haunts with Heart: Wilmington and North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast

Witch at Poplar Grove Halloween
Witch at Poplar Grove Halloween

I didn’t include this with yesterday’s Haunts with Heart listing because it was getting a little long, and I felt this one had enough to warrant it’s own post. Thanks goes to Connie Nelson, the Communications/Public Relations Director for Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, who was nice enough to not only share the many Halloween-themed fundraising events going on in her area, but to send pictures too!

28th Annual Halloween Festival at Poplar Grove Plantation – Proceeds will be shared with Topsail High School Music Department, New Hanover Pop Warner Cheerleaders, Hoggard High School Latin Club, and Hampstead Fire Department.

Party goers at Poplar Grove Halloween
Party goers at Poplar Grove Halloween
Family enjoying a hayride at the Poplar Grove Halloween
Family enjoying a hayride at the Poplar Grove Halloween

Mardi Gras Misfortune, A Lyceum Haunted House – This is the fundraiser for the Lyceum Academy of New Hanover High School.

Trick or Treat Trot 5K Run & 1 mile Fun Run/Walk – Proceeds to benefit Communities in Schools.

Trick-or-Treat at the Mall – The retailers are handing out candy, but they’re encouraging Halloweeners to bring canned food for the Eastern North Carolina Food Bank. First 500 that do get a goodie bag.

BONUS LINK

Connie was also kind enough to share with me this link to a page that lists even more of the paranormal delights Wilmington and North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast has to offer around Halloween. Not all of them benefit charity, and some, like the Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington and the Haunted Pub Crawl, are year-round, but they all sound like great fun!

Courtney Mroch

Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ’s Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she’s not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it’s a safe bet you’ll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

http://www.courtneymroch.com

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