When you live in Sleepy Hollow, Halloween begins...oh, around...February. At least that was when the Halloween steering committee started to meet regularly to make plans on how to spend the $60,000 state grant the village was awarded to help promote our ultimate season here in "Sleepy Hollow Country."
You may have noticed a small film crew moving to various locations around the village on Tuesday -- the Horseman Restaurant, Devries Park, and Beekman Avenue in front of Morse School and then to the other side of the street. This is not our usual dose of Hollywood action but homegrown.
For a small portion of the $60K (the rest goes to print, radio, and placing these spots), the village has hired freelance advertising writer Scott Kaplan to orchestrate slightly scary but mostly tongue-in-cheek (or rather, eye-on-face, arm-in-bag) footage for our very own commercial promoting a slew of September and October events in Sleepy Hollow and our attractiveness as a destination for visitors to come eat, drink and visit local attractions from Lyndhurst to, of course, our famous cemetery.
One scene: a woman with one eye dangling out of its socket talking about how there's so much to do here in Sleepy Hollow, it's scary!