Deadwood is giving adults a chance to dress up and celebrate Halloween. Saturday was the annual costume contest in Deadwood.
Valerie Flanagan participated in the contest dressed as a lunch a lady. "Lunch ladies rule" she says. To Flanagan its simple, why she chose to enter Deadwood's Deadweird costume contest as a lunch lady. "I actually was a lunch lady for years and they get a bad rap and it's just funny and creative"
People gathered at the Franklin Hotel dressed to impress and maybe scare a little bit. All in hopes to get in on those cash prizes. Some may have tried really hard on their costumes but not Flanagan. "I didn't really put a lot of thought into it"
Last year the contest had over 300 participants. The contestants stand in the lobby of the Franklin hotel waiting to meet the judges who will decide their fate. But the most important part of the night is not the prizes, its the fun. "Let's have fun tonight" she says. Flanagan didn't give the idea of winning much thought but she's thinking about giving it back. "I should probably give it to a high school or middle school because you know I'm representing"
Deadwood also offers spirited tours at spooky places around town.