Archive for Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Organizers planning many activities for Spooktacular

October 21, 2015

Several creatures will be lurking through downtown Tonganoxie on Oct. 30.

But don’t worry, the invasion once again is for fun.

Spooktacular will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30 along Fourth Street. The event, which Tonganoxie Entrepreneurs Achieving Success Together is sponsoring with Tonganoxie Recreation Commission, will offer several activities.

This year there will be a Hauntatorium at the Jewel on Main. The auditorium will turn into a haunted house for the evening. But first, from 6-6:30 p.m., there will be a costume contest at the venue.

Lucky Shot Photography will be taking photos throughout the evening, while games and activities will be set up down the middle of Fourth Street.

Monica Gee, an EAST member and organizer, said games several games and activities are planned for this year are a hay maze, witch’s broom race, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin toss, skeleton search and balloon creatures. Face painting, ring toss and a witch’s hat game also are planned.

American Legion Post 41 will be showing “Hotel Transylvania” on the west side of Evans Real Estate during the downtown celebration.

More than 55 businesses and organizations are participating in this year’s Spooktacular.

For high school students, a Skeleton Scavenger Hunt will be offered. Students will be going to 16 different businesses. Clues will be provided at the beginning of school or via facebook.com/spooktaculartrick&treatstonganoxie to lead them to a business for another clue. At the second business of the day they will receive a bone. This process will take place daily for 8 days. At the end of the contest, they will have reassembled a skeleton and receive a coupon for a free pizza that Dominos has donated. The restaurant has donated 50 coupons.

Every high school student who completes the skeleton will be entered into a drawing for a $250 Visa gift card donated by Wizard of Paws.

There will be a 5-foot skeleton outside each business to draw attention to the participating businesses.

For youths whose diets don’t allow them to eat candy, there will be teal pumpkins at businesses designating other items to be handed out to them.

Though not a requirement, organizers are asking that youths bring a non-perishable food item to be given to the Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank.

Anyone interested in contributing candy to the event can drop it off at the Tonganoxie City Fire Department.

Candy can be contributed to this event and dropped off at the Fire Department.

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