Shriners ‘Boo Bash’ set


By Nola Sizemore - [email protected]



The Harlan County Shriners Club will host their annual “Halloween Boo Bash” at their fairgrounds in Putney on Oct. 24 from noon to 5 p.m.

“This is our fifth annual event,” said president Don Couch. “If the kids want to wear costumes that will be great. We have a fun day planned for any kid that wants to attend. This event is free to everyone.”

Couch said the first 300 kids arriving will receive free T-shirts.

“We’ll have the Shriners train ride, which is a favorite for kids and adults,” said Couch. “We’ll also have inflatables for the kids to enjoy. There will be sack races and lots of other activities for the kids to enjoy.”

A costume contest will be held with different categories up to the age of 12. Winners in each category will receive Walmart gift cards.

“The food will be free for everyone,” said Couch. “We’ll also have face painting for the kids and other fun activities. This is one of our events we look forward to every year. We have a playground where children can also enjoy swings and slides.”

Couch added the Harlan County Shriners Club hosts this event each year to give back to the community for which they serve.

“It’s all for the kids,” Couch said.

Shriners Hospitals for Children have a mission to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment. They also provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals. They conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life for children and their families. Their mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay.

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By Nola Sizemore

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