Downtown Lafayette turns into Halloweentown

Riehle Plaza turned into "Halloweentown" Saturday night to raise awareness of elder abuse in our community. (WLFI Photo)
Riehle Plaza turned into "Halloweentown" Saturday night to raise awareness of elder abuse in our community. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Riehle Plaza turned into Halloweentown Saturday night to raise awareness of elder abuse.

It was the second for year for the ghoulish event, which offered a costume contest, Zombie Run and more.

Halloweentown took place from  4-8 p.m.

Organizer Julie Pope said it takes six to eight months to plan the event. She said downtown Lafayette is the perfect area to host such a spooktacular party.

“We really want to try and work to make downtown Lafayette a destination spot for Halloweentown,” Pope said. “This is where it starts, and it goes through the whole city. We’re very fortunate to have a great downtown like we do.”

The event was free and open to the public.

Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski was one of several costume judges who gave out prizes.