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Superheroes invade Edmond's Arcadia Lake for Storybook Forest

Halloween is the last night for Storybook Forest at Edmond's Arcadia Lake, where visitors walk the tree-lined trails of Spring Creek Park.
by Diana Baldwin Published: October 31, 2012

— The smell of the campfire filled the air as the full moon hovered above Arcadia Lake this week and hundreds of children dressed in Halloween costumes waited to get treats from storybook characters.

Young superheroes played together, acting out the scenes their costumes represented.

Girls dressed as pretty princesses and cute little witches decorated with glitter posed for photographs taken by parents and grandparents. Children dressed as bumblebees, bears and tigers were in wagons and strollers.

Little Red Riding Hood sat on the edge of a bed with a Big Bad Wolf snuggled under the covers. The Three Little Pigs were there, too.

A trip through the tree-lined trails was exciting for all ages at this year's Storybook Forest at Spring Creek Park.

Young ghosts and goblins have one last chance Wednesday to visit Storybook Forest, which is open from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are being sold in advance, and no credit cards will be accepted at the gate, which will help speed up the long lines that traditionally come with getting into the park for Storybook Forest.

Admission is $5 per child, and cash will be accepted at the gate. Parents get in free when accompanying a child.

Tickets can be bought in advance from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Arcadia Lake Park, 9000 E Second St.

Spring Creek Park is 2½ miles east of Interstate 35 on 15th Street.

For more information, call 216-7471.

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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