Ghosts from Delray’s pioneer past returned to haunt Cason Cottage


DELRAY BEACH, FL – More than 500 children and adults were on hand to visit the haunted historic Cason Cottage and enjoy a night of fun activities during the third annual Halloween Fall Festival presented by the Delray Beach Historical Society (DBHS) and the Harvey L. Brown Insurance Agency. Held on Oct. 16 at the historical society’s downtown campus, the city’s signature Halloween event included visits from the ghosts of six of Delray Beach pioneers and an accompanying history exhibit, as well as a pumpkin-decorating contest, vintage games and an old-fashioned bake sale. It’s rewarding to see that our community is responding to our small-town-feel nostalgic events,” said Winnie Edwards, executive director of the DBHS. “You can’t beat old-fashioned fun during the holidays and our town’s historical society is a wonderful gathering place to celebrate our cultural heritage.” Several local businesses also were instrumental in the successful event, with 4th Avenue Photography back for its second year taking family portraits, Naked Hair Salon giving the kids free face painting, The Original Popcorn House providing free popcorn, Solita/Mastino providing pizza, and Dr. Jamie Alexander and Moroco Orthodontics were all on hand helping with children’s activities. “A special thanks goes out to all of those who made this a wonderful evening, especially our event committee and committee chairs Lisa White and Elisabeth Salvadore,” said DBHS President Leslie Callaway. “We also want to give a special thanks to our presenting sponsor, the Harvey L. Brown Insurance Agency, whose support made this year’s festival a great night for our community.”