Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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October 30, 2012

Halloween in the Park moved inside

ASHLAND — Because of anticipated weather, Halloween in the Park has been moved to Crabbe Elementary School, adjacent to Central Park, from 6 to 7:30 tonight.

Children and parents will enter through at the back of the building. Trick-or-treat will be in the hallway leading to the gym. King’s Daughters Medical Center’s games and prizes will be set up in the gym. Participants will leave by the gym door.

The event is co-sponsored by KDMC and the Ashland City Parks Department.

“Halloween in the Park is a safe alternative to trick-or-treating,” said Rene Clay, KDMC Community Relations specialist. Last year, 650 children and 200 adults participated in the event, which is free and open to children up to age 12 with a parent.

“We don’t give out candy, but the kids play games and win prizes. Everyone goes home with prizes, a toothbrush and health education,” Clay said.

Games for children 5 and under include duck pond, spooky golf and pumpkin toss. Older children can show off their skills at pumpkin ringtoss, bottle toss and flying pumpkins. Everyone can try their hand at the fish pond.

Halloween in the Park is coordinated by KDMC’s Community Relations department with the help of more than 40 KDMC employees, who volunteer their time to the event.

“We couldn’t do Halloween in the Park without our Team Members who volunteer,” Clay said. “It’s a lot of hard work, but we all have a great time doing it.

“Everybody has a safe and enjoyable evening, so everyone wins.”

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