Howard Street will be the scene of some special hauntings for a fundraiser on Monday, Oct. 31. Photo: C. Leinbach

Residents of Howard Street will host a Haunted Howard Street fundraiser Halloween tonight (Oct. 31).

The residents have been musing on ways to smooth out the potholes on this iconic Ocracoke road, considered the historic section of the village.

While it is much beloved and photographed, it is a private, unpaved road. The numerous potholes can wreak havoc on vehicles.

The street also is rife with legends. So, the residents have been working on creating a spooky experience for young and old.

Participants will be given “tours” of the street populated with several scary vignettes, said Katy Mitchell, who is organizing the evening with Jen Kidwell and several Howard Street neighbors.

Mitchell said the tours for small children will be less scary and will be from 6:30 to 7:30.

Then from 7:30 to 9:30 will be “full on fright night,” Mitchell said.

Admission will be $5 for children under 12 and $10 for adults and tours will begin at the entrance to Howard Street on School Road.

Proceeds from admission will go toward road repair.

The Howard Street sentinel. Photo: C. Leinbach
Spooky decorations along Howard Street. Photo: C. Leinbach
Residents along Lighthouse Road are gearing up for trick-or-treat night Monday, Oct. 31. Photo: C. Leinbach
Another display along Lighthouse Road, the traditional, though not exclusive, road where island children trick-or-treat. Photo: C. Leinbach
Festive pumpkins along Silver Lake Drive. Photo: C. Leinbach
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