Staff at the Parker Fieldhouse are trading their uniforms for costumes and setting the scene for a night of scary, family-oriented fun as they prepare for Fieldhouse Fright Night, scheduled for Oct. 20.
“Everybody in the building comes together …
Staff at the Parker Fieldhouse are trading their uniforms for costumes and setting the scene for a night of scary, family-oriented fun as they prepare for Fieldhouse Fright Night, scheduled for Oct. 21.
“Everybody in the building comes together to work on it because it's Halloween,” said Brenda Mooney, events coordinator for the Fieldhouse. “Everybody loves Halloween.”
Mooney said the event is designed to give families an affordable activity, and for parents to get one more use out of the costumes they bought for their children. She added it's scheduled earlier this year so families can get a double dose of trick-or-treating, in their neighborhoods on Oct. 31 and 11 days prior at the Fieldhouse.
A few of the games and activities planned include Zombie Tag, Ghosts in the Graveyard and a haunted house, as well as the ever-popular, all-ages costume contest. Spooky variations of regular Fieldhouse activities like skating and the rock climbing wall will also be offered.
Officers from the Parker Police Department will present activities to promote 9-1-1 awareness to children, and the Fieldhouse will be conducting a food drive for the Parker Task Force, with a $1 admission fee discount for anyone bringing a canned or nonperishable food item.
Mooney said attendance has increased steadily over the nine years she's put it together, with almost 1,200 costumed kids and ghoulish grown-ups at last year's Fright Night. As such, her priority is getting everyone through the door and into the mix as quickly as possible.
“I don't like lines” she said. “We want to make it easy to get inside and have fun.”