Get your spooky on at annual Halloween Carnival

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Kids, start thinking about your costume and decide if you are going to be scary, funny, cute or adorable for the annual Boca Grande Community Center Halloween Carnival.

The carnival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The carnival will start off with a costume contest at 1:00 p.m. sharp. Age groups will be 0-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 and of course the Family/Group division.

Registration will take place in front of the outside stage from 12:30 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Awards and ribbons will be given to every child. Following the costume contest, the carnival will include homemade carnival games, gigantic inflatables, a dunk tank, the cake walk and carnival treats. All food and activities at the carnival are sponsored by the Friends of Boca Grande Community Center and are free for everyone to enjoy.

The Community Center is asking families to donate one bag or more of individually wrapped soft candy per child, dropped off at the Center by Wednesday, October 26. The cake walk is also a big hit at the carnival.

We are asking everyone to please donate a cake for this exciting activity. All cakes must be dropped off by Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All cakes donated will be entered into the cake decorating contest.

Another contest the Community Center will be offering at the carnival is a pumpkin-carving contest. Drop off your carved pumpkin by 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29.

They are always looking for volunteers to staff the game booths, pass out food and help out with overall preparations for the carnival.

If you would like to volunteer or donate a cake, please call the Boca Grande Community Center at 964-2564.