Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com

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Special to The Gardner News
The Gardner Parks and Recreation Department held the 18th Annual Halloween Boo-Bash tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. The Boo-Bash is an evening of ghastly games, spooktacular activities, lots of candy, prizes, a hayrack ride along the park trails and most importantly, it provides a safe environment for Halloween activities.
The weather was just about as good as you could ask for from a end of October night and attendance was very good. Free pop and popcorn was available and there was candy galore to be collected.
There was a juggling stiltwalker, a fire-eating entertainer, a DJ to play music and MC the activities, and a large variety of fun and games for the kids. Young boys really enjoyed the giant slingshots, from which they launched pumpkins into the lake.

Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitx, kcvideo.com

Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitx, kcvideo.com

At 7:30, entrants with the best costumes were selected and awarded prizes.
The Boo-Bash was originally scheduled for October 28. It was rescheduled to the 30th due the Kansas City Royals playing in the World Series on the 28th.
The Boo-Bash was a big success. An event like this requires a lot of work and planning. The City of Gardner, local business sponsors, and a lot of community volunteers deserve a thank you for making it all happen.