Farmville haunts, educates the town with first Ghost Walk

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FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The weekend is here and that means it’s time for Halloween and all of its festivities.

People in Farmville are celebrating by strolling through the haunted downtown area as part of Farmville Ghost Walk 2021. The event, which is held by the Farmville Community Arts Council runs through Saturday from 6-8:01 p.m.

The event was so popular that Ghost Walk Director Greg Smith said tickets for the event sold out. People who purchased a ticket can experience the spirits that linger in town while spooky ghosts add a little scare along the way.

“I’m a ghost talker and I can walk around this town of Farmville this time of year, especially around Halloween, and talk to six or seven ghosts every night,” Smith said. “Ms. Betty is here normally. Tobacco Road strangler, Mr. Beaver, the glass station ghost, the dancer and Mr. Graves. I can talk to them all right here.”

More than 100 people got the spooky experience on Friday. Ghost walkers started the journey, led by a guide telling them the history of the town and ghost stories. They’re first met by a witch who puts a spell on them. They then travel down the streets to hear more from multiple ghosts and gravesite keepers throughout the town.

Ashika Lewis, who played a witch, said the first ghost walk was a success thanks to the community.

“Farmville is such a great atmosphere, the community surrounds everyone, they’re supportive of the arts and it’s amazing just to see everyone come out every night,” Lewis said. “Please come out, one more night to be spooked.”

Smith said next year they plan to get even more people out to scare.

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