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Carolyn Scallan, dressed as the “Bride of Frankenstein,” stands beside a giant inflatable black cat in a photo from a recent Halloween. She is “scaling back” this year and retiring the giant inflatables and many other decorations to a storage shed. This costume is particularly appropriate for this year as Carolyn got married for real on Oct. 20.

Carolyn Scallan downsizing ‘Halloween House’

Generations of Avoyelles Parish children have grown up expecting to be scared, thrilled and treated at Halloween by Carolyn Scallan’s “Halloween house” in Plaucheville.

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Marksville High Student Council members (from left) Sebastian Gibson, Arianna Daye and Hannah Broussard make boxes for “Socktober.” {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

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Marksville High Student Council members Deanna Carmouche (left) and Kayla Ramos make boxes for donated socks to help the homeless. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Marksville High Student Council sponsors ‘Socktober’

While most families are looking forward to October’s frightfully fun activities of Halloween, November’s feast with family followed by the joy of Christmas in December and the start of a new year



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