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October 29, 2004

Albany- It may look like a park now, but Friday night Albany Tomorrow will turn Riverfront Park into a huge outdoor theater. It's just one of the events planned for Pumpkin-palooza 2004.

"They'll be so much going on Friday and Saturday night you don't want to miss the action," says Bo Henry owner of Harvest Moon and member of the Downtown Albany Association.

Part of that action will be centered around the Harvest Moon where four local rock bands will be calling all adult fans for the Headbanger's Ball. < /STRONG>

"They'll be all dressed up in their headbanger attire and hopefully all the crowd will be also," Henry says.

But Pumpkin-palooza won't end Friday night. It will pick back up Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

"The Downtown Albany Association is doing the second annual safest street to trick or treat downtown Albany. Come on down and in the parking lot behind us we'll have kids events, jumpy things, we'll have a bunch of volunteer organizations," says Phil Cannon of the Downtown Albany Association.

There will also be a children's costume contest and thanks to the downtown merchants from 5 PM to7 PM lots of candy.

"We'll be getting dressed up and passing out candy to the kids. Hopefully all the activities going on downtown will bring a lot of shoppers down here," says Julie Temples, co-owner of Envy.

"All around the block you'll be able to walk around trick or treat. The Albany Heights elderly persons home they're going to be sitting on front porch handing out candy. There's going to be all kinds of things to do just to prove how safe Albany is, and downtown Albany is," says Cannon.

Also Saturday night Harvest Moon will host Ghoul-o-rama. Another concert and contest for adults to compete for title of best costume.

Immediately following trick-or-treating downtown Saturday, ATI will show the movie Ghostbusters at 7 PM at the Riverfront Park.

Posted at 5:10 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com