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Merrimack’s 21st annual Halloween party slated for Oct. 25

Friday, October 11, 2013

Planning is underway for the 21st annual Halloween event at Wasserman Park.

The Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department, and Police and Children Together, are joining forces once again to co-host this year’s
family-friendly event set for 5-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25.

Indoors, the Merrimack Police Department will kick off the festivities with their traditional Halloween fun day of free activities including Halloween games for children, pumpkin decorating and prizes. Refreshments will include apple cider, popcorn and apples.

Events will include costume judging, Halloween ornament decorating, a flash light egg hunt, games, goody bags, and more. This year, participants can walk the lighted carved Great Pumpkin Trail around the Norma French Playground.

Sam “The Music Man” will keep this haunted event hoppin’ as the kids can dance to songs such as “The Monster Mash” and Merrimack Karate will entertain children with their game of “Sponge Bop.”

Merrimack Friends and Family will host a Halloween-themed photo booth and the Girl Scouts will organize other games and Halloween activities.

The Haunted House, hosted by MHS FIRST Robotics Team, will be open from 5-8 p.m. for a small fee. All ages are welcome. The guided tour will be modified for younger children.

Groups, committees and organizations are encouraged to take part in this community event.

Contact the Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department with the type of service you would like to provide. Whether it’s taking part by carving pumpkins for the Great Pumpkin Trail to help make it spectacular, offering refreshments, organizing children’s games, doing face paintings, demonstrations, raffles or something completely new, sign up soon.

Call 882-1046 or by email at parksdept@ to share ideas.

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