A Haunting Stroll Downtown

By Ashley Emerson

Imagine a fall evening listening to corny Halloween jokes, watching high-schoolers perform spooky stories, and having the perpetual feeling that someone is sneaking up behind you. Welcome to a fun-filled weekend at the Riverside Ghost Walk. The Riverside City Ghost Walk (Oct. 27 and 28) which takes place in downtown Riverside is a non-profit event hosted annually by the Riverside Ballet.  All of the proceeds help to promote dance and provides dance lessons for underprivileged children. Ghost Walk features creative and original acts from students who attend area high schools such as Ramona, Notre Dame, Poly, and our very own Martin Luther King High School. It is divided into four different tours, Riverside Horror Story, Cleansing Fire, Deadly Demons, and Legend of Dalton Manor. They all range in various fright levels so everyone can enjoy the festivities. Cleansing Fire is the least scary, perfect for small children and Deadly Demons is the scariest – best suited for brave high schoolers and adults. It is an hour long of hair-raising fun and the best part is the walking tour of some of downtown Riverside’s most historic locations, such as the courthouse.