Trick-or-treaters pour through recreation center

Posted 10/17/17

A recreation center transformed into a makeshift Halloween theme park at the annual Spooktacular, replete with hundreds of dressed-up children — and some teens and adults in costume — and several activities on a Friday the 13th.

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Trick-or-treaters pour through recreation center

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A recreation center transformed into a makeshift Halloween theme park at the annual Spooktacular, replete with hundreds of dressed-up children — and some teens and adults in costume — and several activities on a Friday the 13th.

The event featured a small haunted-house area that managed to spook some of the younger kids. South Suburban’s Goodson Recreation Center held the Oct. 13 festivities, which were sponsored by the city of Centennial.

Trick-or-treaters filed into the gym, where several activity stations were set up like a hoop-toss, hockey, a football-throw game and more. Kids collected candy from the stations after participating. Elsewhere, a cupcake walk — a musical chairs-esque game where kids got cupcakes — drew a crowd, and a photo booth added to the fun. Kids also got their fortunes told at a booth with a light-up crystal ball. A magician entertained dozens of trick-or-treaters on stage in the gym.

Christine June, 42, took her two children to the event for the first time.

“We come here for swim lessons, and I saw a sign,” said June, a Centennial resident. “Our fortunes were read — I think this was their first time.”

Her kids, Oliver and Scarlett, said their favorite parts were the haunted house and seeing a dressed-up Minnie Mouse.

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