Werewolf Creek offers safe Halloween alternative
By Gerry Logan, Special Events Supervisor
For decades, kids observed Halloween by donning scary costumes and pillaging the neighbors’ stores of candy. When I was a kid, we didn’t need rules such as “if the porch light is on, they have candy.” The neighbors all expected us.
Fast-forward to today’s society and times have indeed changed. While trick-or-treating remains prevalent, adults are more mindful of potential hazards. At night, neighborhoods have dark streets, and dark streets have cars. Neighborhoods also have residents who would rather not be bothered by children looking for their yearly candy splurge.
Enter Trick or Treat at Werewolf Creek, an event designed with the entire family in mind. From 6-11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, the Wolf Pen Creek Festival Site will transform into a trick-or-treating paradise.
You can enjoy your customary candy overload at a number of candy booths, and the College Station Parks and Recreation Department will also have face painting, a petting zoo, party train, inflatable structures, a pumpkin carving contest, a costume contest, Halloween bingo and much more.
If candy isn’t your thing, tasty food from prominent food vendors will also be available. No alcohol, glass containers or pets will be allowed.
If you’re interested in hosting a candy booth, click here.
You pick the scary movie
To wrap it all up, a scary movie is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. at the amphitheater. Click here to vote for the movie you want to see by Friday, Oct. 24. The choices are:
- Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
- Nosferatu (1922)
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
- Phantom of the Opera (1925)
- Dracula (1931)
Instead of walking shadowy streets and potentially causing friction with neighbors who would rather be left alone, make Wolf Pen Creek Park your neighborhood for Halloween!
About the Author Gerry Logan has been with the College Station Parks & Recreation Department for almost two years, serving as special events supervisor since May. He was previously the sports coordinator for the City of Clinton (Miss.). A native of Pontotoc, Miss., Logan is a graduate student at Texas A&M after earning a degree in parks & recreation management from the University of Mississippi in 2010.