Hazelwood Offers Safe, Fun Halloween Event for Children

Parents looking for a safe, dry, and ghoulish way for their children to celebrate Halloween should make plans to attend the City of Hazelwood’s “Halloween Happenings” on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6:30- 9 p.m. at Hazelwood Community Center, 1186 Teson Road, in White Birch Park.

Costume Contest

Sponsored by the Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Division, this event is free. In addition to getting a grab bag of goodies, youngsters will have a fun time playing spirited games, guessing the number of candy pieces in a pumpkin-designed glass jar and going on a Halloween hayride.  Beginning at 7:20 p.m., they can compete in a costume contest for the following age groups:  Age 2 & Under; Ages 3-5 Years; Ages 6-8 Years; Ages 9-11 Years; Ages 12-15 Years; and Ages 16 & Over.  One grand prize will be awarded to the first-place winner in each age group.  There will be open judging for anyone who misses their age group as well.

Coloring Contest

A Coloring Contest is  also being offered to children in two age categories, Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade thru 5th Grade.  The younger participants will be given a simple coloring page of a mouse and a girl wearing a costume with the headline, “Happy Halloween.” Those in grades 3 to 5 will use a coloring page with a more elaborate design to fill in.  Both coloring pages can be obtained at the Hazelwood Community Center, 1186 Teson Road, or Civic Center East, 8969 Dunn Road.  Also, they can be downloaded off the city’s website  www.hazelwoodmo.org from an article posted in the “Latest News” section on the home page.  Be sure both pages are filled out before turning them in to be judged.

The contest deadline for submitting coloring pages is Wednesday, Oct. 31.  There is a limit of one entry per child.  Kids can work on their coloring pages at the Halloween Happenings and then turn them in.  The coloring must be done by the child without assistance from parents or older siblings.  Judging of the entries and announcement of the winners will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1.  One prize will be awarded for each grade level.  The prize winners will be notified and asked to pick-up their award package at Civic Center East, 8969 Dunn Road.

For more information about these Halloween activities, please contact Darryl Miller at the Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Office at (314) 731-0980.


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