Flash mob hits Square

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Addy Gantt led the flash mob of AMS students

Andalusia’s Halloween on the Square brought out witches and ghouls, and some flash mob dancers, too.

Local merchants handed out candy left and right as area residents made their way around the Court Square Monday.

Barbara Tyler, the city’s organizer for the event, said there was no way to determine the size of the crowd.

“I’ll say this about the night, if you weren’t here, you really missed out,” Tyler said. “In years past, it’s been said that 3,000 or 5,000 were on the Squa re for Halloween, but really who counted all those people?

“This year, we’re going to say that the Square was full, and no matter what, it was a successful event,” she said.

She said a number of businesses participated this year, and some “pulled out all the stops” when it came to putting together a booth.

“The Andalusia Police Department was our winner this year with their ‘Welcome to Creepy Hollow,’ and it was fantastic,” she said. “They really outdid themselves, and Bryant’s Body Parts was the runner-up. If you missed seeing those two, you missed out.”

Also among the night’s festivities were live music performed by the Just N Tyme band, and a flash mob dance performed by Andalusia Middle School students, led by Addy Gantt.