The city of West Carrollton has three new events for the month of October and one that will continue as planned. In place of this year’s Monster Mash, the city will still provide 400 free pumpkins and goodie bags to children in the area with a ‘drive-thru’ Pumpkin Pickup. The pickup location will be located at the rear of the Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15.
“While we certainly miss being able to hold Monster Mash, we’ll be dressed for the event and are encouraging children to put on their Halloween costumes as they pick up their pumpkin and treats,” said Christian Mattingly, parks and recreation director.
The city is then holding a virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest from October 16 -23. Residents age one to 101 can show off their artistic skills by decorating a pumpkin of their choice. Events Coordinator Teresa Slonaker commented, “You can really get creative on this one whether you carve it or use paint or other decorations.” Submit a photo of your masterpiece here for a chance to win prizes.
In conjunction with pumpkin decorating, the city is beginning a new Halloween Home Decorating Contest. Persons must register their homes by Friday, October 23, to be included in the contest. City Beautiful Commission members will be judging those homes Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, around sunset so, don’t forget to leave your lights on that weekend. The winner will receive $50 in gift cards. To register click here.
“With these two new events, we’re encouraging residents to become inspired, even maybe a little competitive and we’re excited to be able to show off those creations to other residents of the city through our website and social media,” said Heidi Van Antwerp, public relations director.
Everyone’s favorite pups will continue to be able to enjoy the annual Sniff-a-Treat event on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at Hintermeister Park, located at 1300 Mayrose Dr. The event will begin with a costume contest for the dogs along with treats for all dogs in attendance. “We are asking people to register this year to ensure we are set up to abide by the Ohio Department of Health’s Covid safety guidelines for the number of people planning to attend,” said Christian Mattingly. All dogs must remain on leash during the entire event. Participants can register here.