Clear your schedule, Halloweentown fans. The Cromwell family is reuniting, and they want you to join in on the celebration.
Every year throughout October, the town of St. Helens, Oregon, welcomes fans as the site of "The Spirit of Halloweentown," a celebration centering around the beloved Disney Channel classic. The town square is transformed to resemble the setting right out of the movie and features a lighting ceremony for the gigantic jack-o-lantern.
In the past, Marnie herself, actress Kimberly J. Brown, has made an appearance — but this year's event looks to be extra special.
The Spirit of Halloweentown shared the announcement via their official Facebook page with a video from Brown. She explained that not only will she once again be attending the event, but so are a few others from the Cromwell clan: Judith Hoag (who played the mother, Gwen) and J. Paul Zimmerman (who played the brother, Dylan), and possibly Emily Roeske (little sister Sophie), who is trying hard to attend.
They will come together to honor the late, great #DebbieReynolds during the pumpkin lighting ceremony. Reynolds portrayed Grandma Aggie and played a pivotal role in training Marnie to become a witch, showing her grandchildren the world of Halloweentown.
In the video above, Brown briefly shares her thoughts on Debbie Reynolds and how they plan to honor her:
“This year we wanted to do something extra-special. Unfortunately, late last year we lost the incomparable Debbie Reynolds, who played Grandma Aggie. And while I was so sad, I was also happy for her that she was at peace with her daughter Carrie, whom she loved so much. … We wanted to do a special tribute to her and her role as Grandma Aggie and have a small monument set up there for her. So we’re going to do that this year during the lighting ceremony.”
Before lighting the giant pumpkin, they'll perform a spell from the beloved #Disney movie, which will certainly be a treat for fans in attendance.
Debbie Reynolds may have starred in a wide array of films during her long career, but to '90s kids, her role as Grandma Aggie might be the most recognizable. The actress took on the role so that her granddaughter, future actress Billie Lourd, would actually watch and enjoy something that she was in.
The tribute to Debbie Reynolds and the jack-o-lantern lighting ceremony will take place on October 14, 2017, but there are Halloween-themed events planned throughout the month of October. Spirit of Halloweentown event information and the schedule can be found online. Be sure to stay tuned for announcements!
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(Source: Entertainment Weekly)