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Highlands Spooktacular

by Mary Jane McCall

Highlands Spooktacular is a safe, not-so-scary celebration for little ones (and the people who love them) at Highlands Civic Center, Thursday, October 24.

Parents and Grandparents, listen up! Don’t wait until October 30 to get those Halloween costumes ready, your deadline is Thursday, October 24. It’s time again for the Highlands Spooktacular, a free event offered by the Town of Highlands.

During my children’s formative years I remember them parading around the school gym in costume and it was always something they looked forward to. It didn’t matter that their costumes were homemade (e.g. the cardboard cutout of Mr. Peanut, complete with spats and monocle), it was all about fun. Now, the kiddies can show off their alter egos at the Highlands Spooktacular.

Children of all ages are invited to the Highlands Civic Center for an evening filled with ghosties, goblins, princesses, and superheroes. Let your little ones dress in their best costumes and have some Halloween fun from 6 til 8. While the “big deal” is October 31, not everyone is comfortable around large crowds and Spooktacular offers a happy alternative for younger children.

Organizer Maxine Ramey plans lots of fun activities like bobbing for apples, pumpkin painting, and hay rides. No one is too young to participate and the photo ops are endless. There will be refreshments, of course, arts and crafts, ring toss, and corn hole games. But mostly, it’s a time for children to be children no matter how they’re dressed.

Yes, parents are encouraged to come in costume, so start working on it today. The time will be here before you know it. For more information, call the Highlands Civic Center at (828) 526-3556.

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