By Staci Antu
The LEAP Ambassadors were happy to host a booth with a spooky ghost bowling game and treats at Huntsville’s annual Scare on the Square. The Halloween event is sponsored by the Huntsville Main Street Program and brings different businesses, schools, and local organizations to host games, food, and treats for kids and families. The event is a safe atmosphere for families to enjoy themselves by celebrating a Halloween weekend!
Despite one of Texas’s first cold front and windy breeze, the LEAP Ambassadors managed to set up their bowling alley without it flying away. After celebrating our success in keeping everything in place, we reminisced on old school Halloween music like the “Monster Mash” and had a little fun ourselves before families arrived. As two o’clock came around we began to welcome princesses, scary ghosts, witches, and the occasional football player.
Our setup was simple and fun; a pyramid of toilet-paper ghosts and a mummy and pumpkin ball to knock them down.
Their treat after their three tries was of course, candy!
There were a variety of local organizations and school organizations with different activities like ring toss, pumpkin decoration, and even a Halloween costume contest! There was also variety of food such as hot dogs, turkey legs, and delicious funnel cakes.
During our time there, Professor Yawn, with the permission of Huntsville Fire Department, was able to climb the firefighters’ truck ladder…
….and get a shot from up high of us…
…and others enjoying their time at Scare on the Square.
Around 4:00 P.M. the Halloween costume contest began with three different age groups. Raising Cain and HEB came together to put prizes together for the kids that entered and won the contest. We all viewed the costumes with excitement, as all the kids’ costumes exhibited great creativity.
One of my favorites was Queen Elizabeth II and mashed potatoes with butter.
After the Halloween costume contest ended, the day started to unwind as tired kids filled with candy left University Ave. But overall it was a fun filled event. We enjoyed volunteering and having fun with the Huntsville community.