Ghosts, goblins and assorted scary creatures will “haunt” Florence’s Little League Park on Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm on October 31, 2013. The Florence Parks and Recreation Department presents its Annual “Fright Fest” Halloween Carnival for costumed citizens of all ages. Last year’s event attracted over 500 people to the carnival and officials expect no less this year.
There will be lots of games and activities for all who attend, including game booths, photo booths, food court, pumpkin carving contest, Halloween candy bags, music, prizes and a “Haunted Spook House” for kids.
In addition, the Town of Florence will host its popular costume contest. “The costume contest is an opportunity for all the kids to become involved in the Halloween celebration. We have categories for kids of all ages, from babies to adults. Prizes are awarded for the best costumes,” said Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Director Ray Hartzel.
The pumpkin carving contest is a tradition at the event. “This is something the whole family can enjoy by carving a pumpkin together and experiencing a traditional aspect of Halloween. The Town of Florence is offering great gift baskets as prizes for winners in the carving contest,” Hartzel explained.
Hartzel also was quick to recognize and thank the community for backing the event, and added that the continuing success of the event, relies on this support.
“Many local groups, such as the Elks, Masonic Lodge, Florence Chamber of Commerce and American Legion, as well as other local businesses get involved and provide assistance,” Hartzel explained.
Although the event is always well attended, everyone is encouraged to attend. “We have a family-friendly atmosphere at the Fright Fest, where people can come and celebrate Halloween in a safe and controlled environment”.
Those with more questions about the event may call (520) 868-7699 for further information.