Scarecrows, pumpkins and spooky creatures coming to Westlake

Fall has arrived and the Westlake Recreation Department is ready to go. Two special events are on the calendar, so stop on in and register before the leaves fall and you are left holding the rake!

The annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Hunt will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 1-4 p.m., on the grounds of the Westlake Recreation Center. Come for this fun-filled festival for ages nine and younger with a pumpkin hunt, face painters, hay rides, refreshments and more fun and games than you can imagine. The event is free and open to the public, however, pre-registration for the pumpkin patch is required and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, or when the maximum is reached (whichever comes first).

The Haunted Trick or Treat Trail is back and bigger than ever. From 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, participants can walk past the trail's many decorated areas and scary scenes. Along the way families can trick or treat at various stations. All family members must be registered in order to participate. Cost is $3 for Rec Center members and $4 for non-members if registered by Oct. 27. Registration is requested in advance, however, we will take registrations the night of until 8:30 p.m. The cost of same-day registrations is $5 for all persons. We encourage all participants to dress up as well and try to scare our ghosts and goblins. All areas are appropriate for all ages.

Finally, don’t be alarmed if you swing by the Westlake Recreation Center and see figures in the night guarding the front entrance. They are members of our fourth annual Scarecrow Contest.  This year, 16 entries will try to scare you or just make you laugh. These scarecrows will be vying for Most Creative, Most Original and Most Scary. These creatures may also find their way to the Haunted Trick or Treat Trail so be aware of your surroundings and have a great fall season!

Jim Dispirito

Athletic/Events Manager Westlake Recreation Department

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Volume 8, Issue 19, Posted 9:04 AM, 10.04.2016