9th Annual HalloweenFest
Saturday, October 30, 2010
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Villa Park Towne Centre
The night before Halloween, the VP Towne Center suddenly becomes the happy haunting grounds for young ghosts, goblins, a few pirates, some skeletons, and lots of princesses who have escaped from their local castles. Plus, a mysterious green witch has appeared, year after year. Her cackle is so loud that it scares the bats out of the trees and right on to the Rotary grill. Seems this witch must be a good one, though, as she is always offering to help with judging of the costumes, dunkinʼ for apples with the kids or finding sweet treats for them. She has even been seen making sure that the grilled Batwurst is prepared to Ghoulia Child perfection for the Rotary Club Monster Munch. Does she live in a haunted house in our town? Or, has she just re-possessed one?
Now, prior to Spook Night, students can enter the HalloweenFest COLORING CONTEST. Entry forms will be available at VPE and Serrano or can be picked up at the Coffee Grove as well as at VP City Hall. Yes, all submitted entries will be displayed and there will be winners and prizes! Several artistic Cerro Villa students, who are always known to be on the cutting edge, will be carving some pumpkins for our exhibition. All youngsters will have the opportunity to uniquely decorate their own pumpkins and enter them in the ANNUAL PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST. Come take a look at all these phenomenal works of creative expression!
A highlight of HALLOWEENFEST is the continual parade on the VP stage of the interesting COSTUMES in search for the CONTEST winners. Will Mummyʼs Little Monster be too cute to scare anyone this year? Who will look the most like Harry Potter or Hannah Montana? Could the skeletonʼs have a bone to pick with the judges? Youʼll just have to join the crowd and enjoy them all for yourself.
Those parking their brooms near the City Hall door can catch a free HAYRIDE around the VP Towne Centre and check out all the action that is brewing. Bales of thanks to the Frackelton Family for providing their hay wagon. Close by there will be an opportunity to CREATE a HALLOWEEN CRAFT for only $1.00.
No tricks will be necessary this evening as costumed youngsters will have the opportunity to VISIT LOCAL MERCHANTS for TREATS throughout the Towne Centre. For more substantial fare, several organizations and schools will be selling pizza, hot dogs, roasted corn, kettle corn, etc. Plan now to bring the whole family, including Grandma and Grandpa, for DINNER at the HALLOWEENFEST and support all the local fund raising efforts. Yes, itʼs a night to Eat, Drink Ghoul-aid and be Scary!
Special thanks to the Villa Park Community Services Foundation and local business owners!