This past October, the weekend before Halloween, my wife and I made our very first visit to the town of Sleepy Hollow, which was of course immortalized in history as one of the most iconic towns in America when Washington Irving wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow way back in 1820. I'll spare you the boring details of our romantic getaway, but I will say that we came away from the trip with a new annual Halloween tradition, and a new favorite town. Sleepy Hollow is an absolutely beautiful place to visit, especially around Halloween time, and I hope that everyone reading this gets to someday make it out there and spend some time in the land where the Headless Horseman roams free.
If you're not yet sold on such an adventure, look no further than the school mascot of Sleepy Hollow High for proof that it's one of the coolest towns in America. As documented by the website MaxPreps, the high school's mascot is none other than the Headless Horseman himself, public school teacher John Catalfumo taking his 14-year-old horse Pock out for a ride around the field every year on homecoming night. Pock of course plays the role of the horse while Catalfumo portays the Horseman, carrying a Jack-O'Lantern and concealing his head in a clever costume. The two have been making the annual ride together for the past eight years, and the school's head custodian says the event draws big crowds. Not hard to see why!
You can check out more exclusive photos of the world's coolest mascot over on MaxPreps.