This is the sixth year that the La Grange Business Association is organizing the display of bony visitors as a way to entice foot traffic to the business district. Over 40 skeletons designed to tickle your funny bone are going up for display along the sidewalks. The skeletons, seeming to be living their best afterlife, are posed as themed characters such as painter Bob Ross, Princess Diana, Fred Astaire and more.
Residents can check out each unique skeleton by following a walking map available at local businesses or online which indicates where each skeleton is located. The month-long promotion is sponsored by Boyce Chiropractic and is held with support from the Village of La Grange.
People are encouraged to take pictures with the engaging skeletons and post on Facebook or Instagram by tagging the La Grange Business Association and using the hashtag #skeletober to be entered in random prize drawings throughout the month.
Other spooktacular events organized by the LGBA include:
Skeleton Scavenger Hunt, beginning on Saturday, October 10 through October 31. Visitors can team up with family and friends for a scavenger hunt throughout downtown La Grange and the West End. Follow all the clues to 10 locations to be entered in a random prize drawing. Clues will be available at www.skeletober.com beginning Oct. 10.
The famous Thriller Dance, popularized by Michael Jackson's music video, will be performed by costumed dancers from the Dance Center of La Grange on Saturday, October 16 from 1pm - 1:30pm near La Grange Village Hall.
Spirited Tour of La Grange features devilishly delightful cocktails at participating restaurants. Visitors can try Halloween-themed drink specials at local restaurants beginning October 16.
Along with Boyce Chiropractic, Skeletober sponsors include:
Check out these other spooktacular activities in La Grange this month:
Spooky Tales with LATTE Theater
Tuesday, October 26, 4:30-5:30pm
Enjoy some spookily good tales at the Memorial Park Amphitheater. LATTE Theater will perform a selection of suspenseful stories from their upcoming Spoon River Anthology production, adapted from the historically banned, now celebrated text set in Lewistown, Illinois. Enjoy refreshments, mingle with the performers, ask questions and take a few photos. Brought to you in partnership with LATTE Theater, La Grange Public Library and the La Grange Park Public Library.
Ghosting at the La Grange Historical Society
Tuesday, October 26th 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Ghost walk through the spooky rooms of the La Grange Historical Society. Happen upon ghost sharing their secrets with the living... In suspenseful tales from LATTE's upcoming show, Spoon River Anthology. Brought to you in partnership with LATTE Theater and the La Grange Historical Society. Space is limited; reserve now.