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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Press Release: “Haunted Hilltop” Family Fun Event Planned for Oct. 23 at Pip Moyer Recreation Center

Mayor Gavin Buckley


160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Media Contact: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or

“Haunted Hilltop” Family Fun Event Planned for Oct. 23 at Pip Moyer Recreation Center

Annapolis, MD (October 3, 2022) – The Office of Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley is partnering with comic book writer and Hollywood producer Rodney Barnes to present “Haunted Hilltop” at the Department of Recreation and Parks Pip Moyer Recreation Center (273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis), from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2022.

This free, indoor event will include a variety of fun, family-friendly activities, including costume contests, a haunted house, a scary selfie museum, dancing, food, giveaways and more. 

“These are exactly the kinds of family-friendly and community-building fun events I was hoping to continue to do in our partnership with Rodney,” said Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley. “I’m grateful for his continued support of the youth of Annapolis.” 

The costume contest will be judged by Rodney Barnes and special guests. Categories will include: Best Costume (youth and parent), Best Original Design, Best Costumed Family, and Best Costumed Group (more than five people). 

Additional sponsors of the event include the City’s Arts in Public Places Commission (AIPPC), Small City Big Dreams, and Street Angel Project. Sponsorships are available. Interested nonprofits, individuals and businesses should contact Adetola Ajayi in the Office of Mayor Buckley at Organizers are also seeking donations and volunteers. 

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