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2016 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Hours for Bloomington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2016

For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Walter, Executive Assistant, City of Bloomington Office of the Mayor, 812.349.3406 or waltere@bloomington.in.gov

Bloomington, Ind.-City of Bloomington trick-or-treat hours for 2016 take place Monday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., rain or shine.

Please consider these Halloween tips to help keep children and families safe:

For questions or additional information about trick-or-treat hours, please contact Elizabeth Walter, City of Bloomington Office of the Mayor, at waltere@bloomington.in.gov or 812.349.3406.

Trick or Treat Trail logo The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department celebrates the fall season with several events for families and children of all ages. The annual Trick or Treat Trail is Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1-4 p.m. at RCA Community Park. The paved trail through the woods come to life with movie, storybook, and fairy tale characters! Stop at stations to trick-or-treat and hear a story, let little ones get creative building with the Rigamajig, a giant wooden playset. There is also taste testing of hocus-pocus healthy snacks and active, jumping jack-o'-lantern fun! Admission is $4 per child. One adult is admitted free with paid child's admission; admission for additional adults is $2 each. The Trick or Treat Trail is sponsored by Baker Family Dentistry. For more information, call Bill Ream, community events coordinator, at 812.349.3748.

Skate & Scare skeleton Bloomington Parks and Recreation presents Skate and Scare Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7-9 p.m. at the Frank Southern Ice Arena, 2100 S. Henderson St. behind Bloomington High School South. Skate through a haunted house on ice to the sound of spooky tunes, and come in costume for a chance to win prizes. Admission is $6 plus $3 for skate rental. Skate and Scare is sponsored by TJ Maxx. For more information call the Frank Southern Ice Arena at 812.349.3740.

Ghost Stories A community favorite for more than 33 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories, presented by Bloomington Parks and Recreation, the Monroe County Public Library, and the Bloomington Storytellers Guild, features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that will tingle the spine. The Festival of Ghost Stories is Friday, Oct. 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bryan Park (if it rains, the Festival will be held at the Monroe County Public Library). Bring a lawn chair or blanket and dress warmly to avoid the chill as seasoned storytellers spin their tales in the dark. Admission is free. For more information, call Greg Jacobs, community events coordinator, at 812.349.3725.

Pumpkin Launch logo The Bloomington Pumpkin Launch is Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 W. Airport Rd. Gates open and activities begin at 11 a.m. Pumpkin launching begins at noon. Spectator admission is $10 per vehicle.

Launcher teams send pumpkins soaring through the air in competitions for both accuracy and distance. There is plenty to do and see at the Pumpkin Launch, including a children's area with an inflatable obstacle course and pumpkin-related activities by WonderLab, live music by White Lightning boys, food vendors, and the festive feel of fall.

Bring a lawn chair and be amazed by launch device ingenuity! For more information about the Pumpkin Launch, call Bill Ream, community events coordinator, at 812.349.3748.

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