Crestview man’s neighborhood Halloween pirate show returns

Pirate show

Ron Medlock appears as Capt. Gray Beard, who will entertain visitors during his pirate show.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 06:22 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Lake Silver Road neighborhood trick-or-treaters will have some swashbuckling entertainment to go along with their treats.

"You can't miss it; I’m going to have lights pointing at it," Ron Medlock, 80, said, referring to his pirate ship display, the "Carib Witch" and its crew. The setup has been a Halloween fixture at his house for three years. Medlock will reprise his role as Capt. Gray Beard while entertaining visitors on Oct. 31. The show should run 5-8:30 p.m., or until his candy runs out.

"I have a lot of fun with it, especially when the kids come around," Medlock said.

The captain also will introduce a familiar jolly elf, making an earlier-than-usual appearance. 

"Santa pirate is the ship's navigator and he is the best there is," Medlock said, referencing the elf’s ability to deliver presents to every child in the world all in one night.

Medlock also has gags for adult audience members; among them is an introduction to the captain's girlfriend and her son, Hagga Lee and Ug Lee, respectively, who will be stationed near the ship.

"If you drink enough rum, you'll think she (Hagga Lee) is Miss America," Medlock said in his deep pirate voice. "If you think she's pretty, then you've had too much rum."

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