The Mountain PTA annual Halloween Carnival scares up some spooky fun. Courtesy photo
Ghosts, goblins and other Halloween creatures of all shapes and sizes will appear at Mountain Elementary School 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16.
The carnival began in the 1970’s as a safe and fun alternative to trick-or-treating. This 40 plus year-old tradition is a community event. Students, staff and parents created many of the original games and activities, and some are still in use. Look for the Star Wars bean bag toss, silent auction, cake walk, and the updated haunted house, which is still set up on the stage of the gym.
New this year is a Photo Booth with zombie and super hero props and a scary backdrop. Bring a camera or phone to get a picture taken.
Also new this year are the Prize Store and cards instead of tickets. Game Cards are $10 for a 15-game card. Play 3 games and choose a prize at the Prize Store or keep playing to fill more rows on the Game Card for a bigger prize. Punch Cards are $5 for a 5-trip punch card for the cake walk and haunted house.
There will be pizza, corn dogs, frito pie, nachos, kettle corn and cotton candy for sale.
Proceeds benefit the students of Mountain School through the PTA, which funds tutoring, field trips including the 6th grade ropes course, 5th grade skiing/snowshoeing, and 4th grade swimming, plus grants for special classroom projects and outdoor playground equipment.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come in costume.
New games are available at Friday’s carnival at Mountain Elementary School. Courtesy photo
A sample of the new prizes at this year’s carnival. Courtesy photo