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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.
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.