Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 22

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is sponsoring its annual Halloween Spooktacular on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St.

The Halloween Spooktacular is a free, family-oriented festival for children ages 12 and younger.

This year marks the first time the popular event will be offered over the course of four hours. According to Recreation Program Superintendent Monica Lileton, the expanded schedule is designed to encourage greater participation – particularly among younger children and children with special needs.

“Traditionally, the Halloween Spooktacular has been a two-hour event,” said Lileton. “But in recent years our huge turnouts may have caused younger kids and children with special needs to feel uncomfortable. We believe that by extending the hours we can better accommodate everyone who wishes to attend and ensure a more enjoyable experience for everyone.”

This year’s festivities will include a costume contest, face painting and cupcake walk, along with a variety of other ghostly games and activities, and free pumpkin giveaways – while supplies last.

Costumes are optional, but best costumes will be featured on the town’s website.

For more information, call 919-435-9560 or visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/halloween-spooktacular.aspx.

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