VOLCANO - Fall foliage tours and a carnival were rolled into one event at the Mountwood Park Campground.
Saturday's inaugural event was also a fundraiser for the family of Joseph Freeman who died in the September tornado that struck Belleville.
Ruthie Davis, campground hostess, said event included a variety of carnival games at various campsites of season campers, fall foliage wagon rides, bonfires, a pumpkin decorating contest, a haunted house and a Halloween costume contest for adults and children.
Festivities at Mountwood Park
All proceeds for the event will go to campground improvements. A checker chip in the haystack 50/50 contest was the event used to raise funds for the Freeman family.
Davis said the prize in the adult version of the haystack 50/50 contest was $80 and $24 for the children's event. She added that in addition to the money raised from the contest Wood County Habitat for Humanity contributed a $25 gift certificate to the organizations' ReStore in Parkersburg.
Lori Arthur, campground attendant, said about 250 people attended the carnival throughout the day.
Two entrants in the Children’s Halloween costume contest were Cody Hess, left, and Joshua Hess, right, both of Murraysville at the Mountwood Park Campground Fall Carnival. (Photo by Jeffrey Saulton)
Davis said while only 12 adults competed in the haystack search, many more bought a ticket, stating they only wanted to contribute to the family and were not interested in the prize.