The Harlan County Extension Service will host their annual “University of Kentucky Halloween Kids’ Boo Bash” on Oct. 23 from 5-7 p.m. The event will be held at the Harlan County Extension Depot, located on River Street in Harlan.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes during the event.
“The event is free,” said HCES Agent Jeremy Williams. “Trick or treat bags will be furnished for the children. They will be able to trick or treat our tables for nutritional snacks, information and favors. This event is for children through the age of 13.”
With 400 plus participating in last year’s event, Williams said they are excited about this year’s turn-out.
“It’s one of those events everyone at the extension service looks forward to each year and we know that children throughout the county also look forward to it every year,” said Williams. “Our staff and volunteers dress in costumes to give out treats and the children always love that. We have volunteers from the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office, fire departments, businesses and local residents. It’s a great event and everything is free of charge.”
Williams said all treats and favors for the event are paid for by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
“We are ready to go and looking forward to seeing all the children dressed in their Halloween costumes,” said Williams. “We see cartoon characters, super heroes, ghosts, goblins along with princesses and more. It’s always exciting for the children and lots of fun for those helping with the event.”
For more information, you may call 606-573-4464.
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