Happy haunting and a different kind of turkey shoot

October 4, 2019
By Marcy Shortuse

To the Editor:

Get your spookiest costumes ready and start practicing your B-ball, because two of the most time-honored traditions in Boca Grande are just around the corner.

On Saturday, Oct. 26 Lee County Parks & Recreation will host their annual Halloween Carnival on the grounds of the Boca Grande Community Center. Kids, bring your parents to the carnival for some fun and games.

The ever-popular costume contest will start the festivities off at 11:45 a.m. At that time all contestants should register and get in their respective lines. At noon the costume contest and parade begin on the outdoor stage. There will be several age categories as well as a “family” category.

Between 12:30 and 2 p.m. you can play carnival games, play in the inflatable bounce house or slide (sponsored by the Boca Grande Woman’s Club), join in the cake walk or partake in some hot dogs, chips and drinks. Please drop off one bag of individually wrapped soft candy (not hard candy) per child prior to the canival, preferably no later than Wednesday, Oct. 23. Cakes are also needed for the cake walk and can be dropped off on the day of the carnival between 9 a.m. and noon at the Community Center. If you would like to volunteer to staff a game booth, call Joe at the Boca Grande Community Center by Monday, Oct. 21.

On Saturday, Nov. 23 the annual Turkey Hoop Shoot will be held on the basketball courts at the Boca Grande Community Center/Island School beginning at 10 a.m. Registration will be held from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m.

Sponsored by Lee County Parks & Recreation and the Boca Beacon, the Turkey Hoop Shoot contest is free to children and adults. Age divisions are co-ed 4 and under, co-ed 5 to 6, and separate male and female age divisions for ages 7 to 8, 9 to 10, 11 to 14 and 15 and up. Prizes will be awarded.

Call 964-2564 for more information.

 Joe Wier, Lee County Parks & Recreation