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Storybook Forest opens Tuesday at Arcadia Lake

Arcadia Lake is decorated and ready for Storybook Forest, the annual Halloween family event, which opens Tuesday. The event runs through Oct. 31 at Spring Creek Park.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: October 22, 2012 at 5:20 pm •  Published: October 23, 2012
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Arcadia Lake's tree-lined trails are decorated for the annual Halloween Storybook Forest, which opens at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Storybook Forest is a family alternative to frightening Halloween activities.

“Storybook Forest lets children meet the characters in the scenes from their favorite fables,” said Nicole Offutt, Arcadia Lake administrative assistant.

Children, dressed in their Halloween costumes, walk the tree-lined trails of Spring Creek Park, collect treats and visit scenes from classic stories and rhymes such as the Three Little Pigs and the Little Old Lady who Lived in a Shoe.

Peter Rabbit will be on the trail waiting to greet the children.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Rapunzel are two of the favorite scenes of the children.

“Each year we rotate out old scenes with new scenes,” Offutt said.

Hayrides and games also are there for the children. Hot dogs and marshmallows can be purchased and cooked on the burning campfires.

Last year, 6,000 children visited Storybook Forest. Attendance was 14,000 when counting the adults who visited the park for Halloween.

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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