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Adult Halloween Costume Party and Dinner is Oct. 28

Whole neighborhoods are blanketed with little goblins and witches and ghosts and other frightful creatures – seemingly entering this physical world from an unseen mystic realm. Just one day. Oct.31. Then life as we know it returns to normal. Heart rates slow. Breathing begins again. And all is well, at least for another 364 days.

It is Halloween. And we at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club would certainly be remiss if we let celebrating this frolicsome day of creepiness pass us by. So brace yourselves, dear members, we present to you a Golden Ocala Halloween party that is sure to send shivers up your spine: Adult Halloween Costume Party and Dinner is Oct. 28.

Yes, prepare yourselves, mere mortals, to enjoy the party in the ballroom. Cocktails are served at 6 p.m. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. A DJ will provide entertainment and dancing will be available.

Fee for couples is $75 and $40 for singles. Fee for couples who bring a non-member couple is $125.

Prizes will be given away for best, scariest and couple’s costumes.

Call 352-629-6229 to make reservations. Raspberry’s serves progressive American fare and offers special-occasion dining.

Golden Ocala Halloween party

Ancient Celtics in Costumes

Historians believe the ancient Celtics were the first people to wear Halloween costumes. The Celtics celebrated Samhaim, the holiday to commemorate “summer’s end.”

The day signified the close of the harvest and the beginning of the season of darkness and cold, which represented human death, according to The History Channel.

The Druids believed fairies or spirits of the dead from the previous year were able to roam the earth because the veil between the living and the dead was at its thinnest on that day.

In fifth-century Ireland, Christians held to many of the holiday’s traditions and called it All Hallows’ Eve.

Come and experience the chilling fun at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club.