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Oct. 4, 2021

CONTACT:    Kelly Finney, center supervisor              Herb Greenlee, center supervisor
                             Memorial Park Community Center     Carver Recreation Center
                             423.434.5758                                                 423.461.8830

Johnson City Parks and Rec to host Halloween events

Johnson City Parks and Recreation has scheduled several family friendly, Halloween-themed events for later this month.

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host the following:

Super Spooky Saturday

Date: Oct. 23
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required

Center staff hope to see a large turnout of ghosts, goblins and revelers for the very popular Super Spooky Saturday. This outdoor event will include free games, arts and crafts, a cake walk, marshmallow roasting, pumpkin patch inflatables and more. Children ages 2-12 are encouraged to participate in the costume contest scheduled for 6 p.m. An indoor haunted walk themed Return to Redrum Asylum will be available during the event for $2 per person. For more information, please call 423-434-5749.

 Pups and Trucks Trunk or Treat

Date: Oct. 28
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required; proof of dog’s vaccination required

Pups and Trucks Trunk or Treat is a Halloween extravaganza featuring candy, emergency vehicles, and a costume contest for four-legged attendees. Kids can climb aboard vehicles of all shapes and sizes while collecting candy at this free event. The doggie costume contest starts at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Participants must bring their own bag for candy. For more information, call 423-434-5749.

Pumpkin Swim

Date: Oct. 29
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: $5 per person
Registration: Register in person at MPCC or by calling 423-434-5749 by Monday, Oct. 18.

The Pumpkin Swim allows kids ages 1-15 and their parents to swim around, secure their pumpkin, and enjoy a little pool time before taking their pumpkin to the activities room for decoration. Pumpkins are limited.

Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., will host the following:

Halloween Festival

Date: Oct. 30
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: $1 per person but kids under 18 in costume receive free admission; carnival tickets are $1 each.
Registration: Not required

This annual festival features inflatables, carnival games and much more. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume. For more information, please call 423-461-8830.

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