Concrete Ghost Walk 2011

Sixth annual Ghost Walk runs all five Saturdays.
posted 10.11.11

For a fun, fanciful, and slightly frightening look at the spirited history of Concrete, join in the sixth annual Concrete Ghost Walk, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Concrete Heritage Museum, Concrete Theatre, and Concrete Herald.

The Concrete Ghost Walk takes place on Saturdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Concrete Theatre, 45920 Main Street in Concrete. Participants must be 13 years of age or older; all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

The event features a brief presentation in the theatre, followed by a tour along Main Street to meet some of the characters from the past—the spirits of whom many people believe still exist in the community. One example is Mrs. Henry Thompson, whose husband was the Skagit County Commissioner responsible for the building of the Thompson Bridge, which spans the Baker River. Now some 80 years later, the ghost of Mrs. Thompson appears, telling the story of the “haunted Thompson Bridge.”

The Ghost Walk also includes information gleaned from paranormal investigations over the years, as well as the inexplicable phenomena reported by current residents and building owners.

The event is held regardless of the weather and involves walking for an hour or more, so participants should plan accordingly.

Reservations are required. Cost per person is $10; checks should be made payable to Concrete Chamber of Commerce and mailed to P.O. Box 743, Concrete, WA 98237.

For more information, call 360.853.8784 or e-mail concreteghostwalk@mac.com.

AT A GLANCE: Concrete Ghost Walk 2011

When: Every Saturday in October, 6 p.m.
Where: Start at Concrete Theatre in Concrete Town Center.
Cost: $10 per person, 13 years or older; minors must be accompanied by adult; checks should be made payable to Concrete Chamber of Commerce and mailed to P.O. Box 743, Concrete, WA 98237.
Dress warmly: The Ghost Walk is held regardless of weather.
Info: Call 360.853.8784 or e-mail concreteghostwalk@mac.com.

The Henry Thompson Bridge in Concrete is one of many stops during the Concrete Ghost Walk, held every Saturday evening in October. Submitted photo.

















 
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