It’s a community event that grows each year – the annual Costume Parade & Monster Mash event will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, at the West Carrollton Civic Center.
More than 500 people are expected to attend the festivities that includes costumes, pumpkins, hayrides, carnival games, prizes and food.
The event begins with the Lion’s Club free costume parade line-up at 5:30 p.m. in front of the West Carrollton Middle School at 424 E. Main Street. The short parade concludes on the front lawn of the Civic Center, where the Lion’s Club judges costumes and awards prizes in several age groups.
Monster Mash activities will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in front of the Civic Center.
Activities include a hayride to a mini-pumpkin patch with free pumpkins first 300 children participants, as well as carnival games and prizes. In addition to the carnival games, there will also be a cake walk with baked good prizes donated by local Kroger stores.
Additional food from local food trucks and snacks such as cotton candy will also be available to purchase.