103°F
weather icon Clear

Trunk or Treat returns Oct. 13

Ghosts, goblins and other creatures of the night will haunt Veterans’ Memorial Park on Saturday, Oct. 13, when the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Trunk or Treat.

A haunted house and haunted hayride join the traditional festivities, said Jill Rowland-Lagan, CEO of the chamber.

According to Rowland-Lagan, the haunted hayride debuted last year and went so well they plan to expand it this year. It traveled through the tree-filled area near the splash park.

Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum is bringing in the haunted house.

Presented by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, the event provides a safe environment for children to enjoy Halloween festivities, including trick or treating from decorated car trunks.

Last year, about 400 cars came to the park for Trunk or Treat.

Those who plan to participate in the trunk decorating contest and hand out candy will park around the grassy area of Pratte soccer field. That will allow the kids to safely go from car to car and stay on the sidewalk instead of going between vehicles, she said.

This year’s event is earlier in the month because of conflicts with others for use of the park, Rowland-Lagan said, adding she thinks the change will be a good move.

“Lots of people said it was better for them earlier in the month.”

Even though it is being held on the same day as the wine walk downtown, which the chamber also sponsors, Rowland-Lagan said they have plenty of dedicated volunteers for both events.

Gates to the parking area for the event will open at 3:30 p.m., with trunk or treating starting at 5 p.m.

The costume contest will start at 6 p.m., when awards for the best decorated trunk also will be presented.

Downtown Dental is sponsoring the trunk decorating contest and the Kendra Wright Agency returns as the costume contest sponsor.

Admission is $10 per vehicle.

“Shove as many people in the car as you can and come on over,” Rowland-Lagan said.

Veterans’ Memorial Park is at 1650 Buchanan Blvd.

For more information, call 702-293-2034

Hali Bernstein Saylor is editor of the Boulder City Review. She can be reached at hsaylor@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9523. Follow @HalisComment on Twitter.

THE LATEST
Cool down your home with hot-weather tips

It’s that time of year again when triple digits fill the week’s weather forecast. We know with rising temperatures come rising utility bills (often accompanied by rising blood pressure, yikes).

A popular Eagle tradition

The annual Boulder City High School Grad Walk was held this past Friday.

May the Fourth Be With You (a day early)

LEFT: Sophomore Delaney Loeslein gets some assistance during the class challenge of Hungry, Hungry Hippo at Friday’s BCHS year-end assembly.

DIY could be more costly and risky than DIFM

Back in the days of my home-show appearances, attendees would often ask me the same kind of question—“Do you think I could renovate my own bathroom (kitchen, bedroom…)?” To which I would always answer, “Do you know how to replace a light switch?” That would always make them chuckle.

Therapy dogs make testing ‘stress free’ at King Elementary

Test anxiety is a common concern for teachers, parents, and students, especially this time of year for King students as they prepare to take the state test for the first time.

Statehouse daughter heads services to veterans

It’s not out of the ordinary for journalists to sometimes leave the profession and try something new. Especially when they feel a family connection urging them to enter into a divergent field of employment. That’s what happened to one local individual.

Howard turns passion into full-time job

For many self-published authors, the passion to put words on a page ends up being a hobby they do when everyday life frees up a few minutes here and there to do so.

BCHS gearing up for spring play

Spring is in the air and life is abuzz in the Boulder City High School Theatre Department. While residents all over town are packing their winter clothes and embarking on spring cleaning projects; students in the drama department are collaborating on their spring performance of “Yard Sale” by Tim Kelly.

Andrew Mitchell Elementary goes beyond 7 Habits

As a Leader In Me School, Mitchell Elementary frequently refers to the 7 Habits. As a matter of fact, each day at our morning ceremony, students and staff recite our mission statement, which refers specifically to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.