|Posted on 10/26/2017 7:58:00 AM.|
(Seguin) -- Seguin's Halloween fun officially begins tonight with a trio of opportunities to bring out the little ghost and goblins for a night of tricks or treats. The first is the annual Monster Bash at the Seguin Public Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Children's Librarian Hannah Farmer says this marks the 10th year for the annual event. She says the Monster Bash remains one of the most favorite Halloween traditions for the community.
"Monster Bash is one of our signature events at the library and has been since before my time as the youth librarian. So I wanted to continue that tradition. So we'd like to do something a little bit new each year. This year is no exception. We will add some games outside of the library as well as games inside, including one sort of monsterish game called the Nightmare Nose Pick which will please some of our fans of books like Captain Underpants and Goosebumps and stuff like that," said Farmer.
Farmer says the featured event -- as it is each year -- is the annual costume contest. The event at the library is free.
"They will kick off the costume contest at 5:45 and then after that every 15 minutes is the next age group. So at six will be ages two and three and so forth throughout the evening. That schedule will be posted right when you come inside the library. So that people can go and play games while they wait their turn for their age group in the costume contest. Inside some of the games will be feed the monster and the witches hat ring toss. Some prizes that kids can win are globe bracelets and vampire fangs, some candy as well," said Farmer.
The second event is being planned on the Texas Lutheran University Campus. The annual Boo Bash, hosted by TLU's Residence Life, will again welcome children for a night of games and trick-or-treating at local dorms. Tim Westmoreland, the area coordinator for TLU's South Halls and Apartments, says the event is free and welcomes children up to the age of 12.
TLU's Boo Bash will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m.
"So we've had it running since about 2000. So what Boo Bash is, is basically we turn one of the residents halls South Hall, specifically, we turn it into a little haunted house for the children of Seguin. So they can come through and trick-or-treat with our college students. They've been spending about the last three weeks or so getting the building decorated with different themes. The college students will be there handing out candy, also it’s turned more into a festival style. So whenever you hit the entrance, you're not just waiting in line. We're going to have bouncy houses, cotton candy, snow cones, the works. They're going to have different activities out this year like bean bag toss, a giant connect four which apparently the kids love now. Just a bunch of large outside activities as well as about $1,800 in candy that they're giving out. It's a pretty cool event," said Westmoreland.
A third event is also being planned tonight at Windsor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The nursing home is hosting its 4th Annual Halloween Boo Bash from 6 to 8 p.m. Events include games, snacks, music and haunted booths. Trick or Treating is being made available for children of all ages. The nursing home is located at 1219 Eastwood Dr.