Monday, September 26, 2016

Halloween Carnival ~ October 28th 2016

The Festivities begin with the Costume Parade led by Shelby Hines. There will be hamburgers & hotdogs, the Haunted Hay Maze and Sons of Zebedee will be playing. (They are an incredible Classic Rock Cover Band) all evening. We are hoping the Thriller Flash Mob Returns! And, per tradition, we will show "It's a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" on the side of the Avenues' Building. Don your favorite costume, bring a warm blanket for cuddling during the movie and plan to have an AWESOME Family Evening! The Event Broken Down: 21st Annual Halloween Carnival Friday, October 28th 5:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m. ~CDCW and the Avenues @ CDCW will close at 4:00 p.m. in preparation for the Carnival. ~5:45 p.m.-Monster Mash Costume Parade-Led by Grand Marshall, “Belle”. The children will be performing Halloween Rhymes and the Monster Mash. ~6:00 p.m.- Buildings re-open for Carnival Fun All Preschool Rooms- Games, Activities, Candy and Prizes. ~The Avenues -Spooky Science Lab, Morticia’s Make-Up and More, Scary-oke, Halloween Disco, Madame Anastasia’s Fortune Telling. ~Devilish Donut Derby- Krispy Kreme fun under the Blue Top Picnic Shelter. ~Creepy Cornfield Maze- Grass Area by the Pool. ~Halloween Portraits-by Southern Smiles in the Meadow Room (enter through the outside door). ~Halloween Movies will be shown outside on the Bluetop between both buildings beginning at 7:45 p.m. ~Cook-out Food will be provided for everyone. The food area be in the front of the preschool area, in order to eliminate the congestion. Please bring a blanket and have a picnic on the Bluetop. ~Live Music - Sons of Zebedee will be performing. They are an amazing Classic Rock Cover Band...wear your dancing shoes. ~Winners Announced for the Great Pumpkin Contest and Costume Contest (See Below for details) at 7:30 p.m. on the Bluetop ~ADMISSION: 2 new books for your child’s classroom-please label with your child’s name and class. Don’t forget a container for your child’s treats and a warm blanket to sit on during the movie. EVERYONE is encouraged to visit every room in both buildings. ~ALL children MUST be accompanied by an adult. ~PARKING : Our Entire Parking Lot will be CLOSED for this event for safety concerns. We will have a police officer directing traffic at our Shady Grove entrance. You may use the parking lot across the street at the Grove Park Office Complex. If you live nearby, consider using the sidewalks to walk over. Contest Details - Trophies will be awarded in the following categories ~Best Family Costumes-Must include at least two family members and follow a theme. For example; Star Wars characters, a music group, hero & villain or hero & sidekick, etc. ~Most Original/Creative Costume-Think outside the box. For example, Dad as a chef and child in a lobster costume pulled in a pot on wheels ~Best Handmade Costume-Think of it like a project. It must be created by hand. For example, a robot costume made out of a box with holiday lights attached to it. *Medals will be awarded for the Greatest Pumpkin in each class, Forest through 5th Grade. (There must be at least three participants in each age group, or we will combine the class with another age group.) *A Pizza Party will be given to the class with the highest percentage of participation. *A “Best in Show” Trophy will be awarded to the Greatest Pumpkin of All!