|Special event sign was posted this weekend|
The A-team arrived after their basketball game Saturday morning. The festivities had already started. We hurried into the camper and worked on getting three Ninja’s dressed. Each costume was different and each member of the A-team needed some specific help. Good Luck teachers when they have to put these on at school. Andrew’s costume has arm and leg pads that need laced to put them on. I don’t see any way he will be able to tie them himself at school. Once that was done and all of Austin’s cheeks were covered (terribly important to him), we were ready to go.
|Aaron, Austin, Andrew|
We headed to the clubhouse and found our seats. All the children were served hot dogs, chips, juice and cookies and cupcakes. There were about 130 children at the party and the hot dogs went fast.
We then got ready for trick or treat. After reassuring the boys that they would be fine on the hay wagon without me, we went back to the clubhouse for boarding. I followed behind their wagon for a short while in the golf cart until it was confirmed by the boys that they were fine. Ken met them back at the clubhouse after trick or treat was over. We sure went through a lot of candy in a short amount of time but it was worth it. We got to see hunters, Sleeping Beauty, GI Joe, butterflies, and lots of cute characters. It looked like all the kids were having fun. Some of them trick or treated on golf carts, some walked, some were in the back of pickups or sitting in vans with the side door open. But there still some who did it the old fashioned way and walked. Good for them!
Before the pot luck dinner the adult costume contest was held. Three adults made outhouses from cardboard and decorated them, slipped them over their heads. One even had a roll of toilet paper coming out of it. They won the contest. There were some really interesting costumes worn by the adults including Beevus and Butthead who showed up later when the band was playing. Ken and I dressed as ourselves. We didn’t win anything.
The boys played on the playground and had a great time and made friends. They were supposed to spend the night and then play at the camp again on Sunday, but by the time the band was playing the boys were falling asleep. Karin and Bill had come to hear the band and the boys were ready to go home. Too bad they didn’t stay because Sunday was a marvelous sunny and warm day and lots of kids were still here. Next summer we will have more time for the boys to play and make more friends here.
I give credit to a lot of people who put a lot of work and time into making this Halloween event successful. We are a member owned park and anything that happens here is done by the members on a volunteer basis. It is amazing how well everyone works together to get things done. Ken and I didn't help in the planning of the event but we did try to participate in different ways including taking trash to the dumpsters and picking up papers on Sunday. It was well worth it.
Thank you to all the members who made this day so special for so many people.