Special fall events at the Westlake Rec

Children line up for the pumpkin hunt during last year's Fall Festival at the Westlake Rec Center. This year's event will be held Oct. 12.

Fall is set to arrive very shortly and the Westlake Recreation Department is ready to go. Four special events are on the calendar so stop on in and register before the leaves fall and you are left holding the rake!

First up is our inaugural Spooktacular Scarecrow Contest. For $20 you will receive the wood, nails and straw. The rest is up to you. Deadline to register is Oct. 1, and then on Saturday, Oct. 5, you will stop in and pick up your supplies from the Recreation Department. Take them home and get your scarecrow together. Please return your assembled scarecrow to the Recreation Department by Oct. 23 for display and judging.

The annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Hunt will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 1-4 p.m., on the grounds of the Westlake Recreation Center. Come for this fun-filled festival for ages 9 and younger with a pumpkin hunt, face painters, hay rides, refreshments and more fun and games than you can imagine.

Our new Tales from the Trail is a family hayride adventure through the woods of the Recreation Center. Starting at 6:30 p.m. and lasting till 8:30, the hayride will have a storyteller aboard and guide you through the “not too scary” trail. Enjoy some doughnuts and cider, DJ Eazy and some games while you wait for your turn aboard the hayride. Deadline to register for this event is Oct. 11 or when full. Limit of 150 people.

Finally, the annual Monster Mash & Splash will step off on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is an event for families with children ages toddler to 8 years old. All family members are encouraged to dress up. The first half of the event will be trick-or-treating through a decorated Recreation Center, then everyone into the pool for a splashing good time including our famous floating pumpkin patch. Maximum of 250 people. Deadline to register is Oct. 24 or when we are full.

To register for these programs, visit www.wlrec.org or call 440-808-5700.

Jim Dispirito

Athletic Coordinator Westlake Recreation Department

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Volume 5, Issue 19, Posted 10:23 AM, 09.17.2013