2,000 celebrate Halloween at Mukilteo's 2nd Boo Bash
Mukilteo’s family friendly Halloween event on Oct. 28, the second annual Boo Bash, had another fabulous turn out.
About 2,000 people came to the Rosehill Community Center to take part in the Halloween activities. Children dressed up in their best costumes and enjoyed games, arts and crafts, and other activities. The event grew from last year.
“We see the positive effect these events have on the community,” said Kevin Witte, recreation programmer for the Mukilteo Recreation Department. “We received nothing but positive feedback from families who attended the event, and all the children seemed to really enjoy the variety of activities we had to offer.”
The Mukilteo Recreation Department worked with different groups to add variety to the Boo Bash. The Mukilteo YMCA hosted a Healthy Halloween Challenge that promoted healthy living. The Mukilteo Library told spooky stories to children.
Other activities included: photography of the children in costume by Vicki Derks Photography, arts and crafts by Creation Station, Mad Science demonstrations, a haunted house, and carnival style games.
The event also collected 680 pounds of food for the Mukilteo Food Bank and more than 25 people gave blood to the Puget Sound Blood Center that will help save more than 60 lives.
Many local businesses donated to the Boo Bash to help make the event possible: Vicki Derks Photography, Taekwondo Way, Granite Transformations, Les Schwab Tires, Kum On Learning Center, Matt Martin State Farm, Extreme Clean Carpet Cleaning, Red Cup Café and Garlic Jim’s Pizza.
The next community event at the Rosehill Community Center is the annual Holiday Tree Lighting from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, presented by the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce.
For information about these or other recreation programs offered by the city’s Recreation Department, call the community center at 425-263-8180.
-Edited by Beacon staff