The Monster Mash

Halloween Dance 2018

Last Saturday Night in Tanglewood there was a barrage of unique visitors haunting the clubhouse. Entering the front door were Green faced ‘Witches’, Harry Werewolf, an Alien in a box, Pirates and Wenches, along with a few celebrities like Miss Piggy snorting a piggy grin, Tom Brady still carrying that deflated football, (Colts fans never forget),and Dr Kildare, who was holding the biggest hypodermic needle known to man. Finally, the Blues Brothers made a special appearance, one night only.

As they wandered into the clubhouse, they were instructed to pass by our ‘outside judges’ so they could begin their difficult task of choosing the two best costumes in four categories; Best Female, Best Male, Best Couple-Duo, and Best Group.

There were hippies, trashy men and women, and a skeleton that would scare the Grim Reaper himself. One of the group costumes had four ladies dressed in one-piece bathing suits, with white hair caps and red goggles. They were rowing a paper canoe in their bare feet. If you knew them, this was right up their alley, or maybe a creek. Each year they seem to out do themselves from the year before.

A special thank you to our judges:

Kathy/Kevin Arnette – Lake Placid, and Steve/Linda Cohn – Lake Bonnette Village

It was a tough decision and they were surprised at the variety and authenticity of the creatures passing before them. But, decisions were made and here are the results:


    Catagory                 Placement                     Costume

  • Female                  1st Place                     Tom Brady  
  •                               2nd Place                     Dr Kildare
  • Male                      1st Place                      Skeleton
  •                               2nd Place                     Werewolf with Paws
  • Couple-Duo           1st Place                     Wall Outlet & Plug
  •                               2nd Place                     Sailor and Nurse
  • Group                    1st Place                     Trash Group
  •                               2nd Place                     Rowing Team

If you’re wondering who was behind all that make up and hair, your guess is as good as mine.

Let’s not forget who kept the music rockin’ and ghouls on the dance floor. Non other than “Party Dog Rick”.  He played a variety of songs that everyone could dance to. Mr Party Dog even played ‘The Monster Mash’ and YMCA. (Our arms will be sore for days after those two songs). We also heard songs by Elvis, and Elton John, and finishing off with one of my favorites, the Eagles  ‘Hotel California’. All in all, it was a grave-yard smash!

Check out the Picture Trail for more photos of our Halloween Dance Party. Thank you Dance Committee, you did a great job decorating, with set up and clean up!

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Pam Batey

Moved to Tanglewood in August 2016, with husband, Steve and dog, Maggie. Retired Paramedic, now continuing my hobby writing short stories and information in the "You and Your Health" Section of the newsletter. Active Member of Tanglewood Community Church.