One of the most popular events for children in East Hartford is once again fast approaching.
The annual Boo Bash will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Community Cultural Center The Boo Bash, which will run from 1 to 3:30 p.m., is open to children in fifth grade and under, and all participants must be accompanied by a caregiver.
East Hartford Parks and Recreation Supervisor Logan Gauvin said the annual costume party is a great opportunity to, "get the kids involved and make sure the kids are having a good time."
New for this year will be a Ghostbusters themed laser tag arena that will be set up in the lower gymnasium. Two teams will compete; ghosts versus Ghostbusters.
The upper gymnasium will feature three inflatables; a haunted house, a farm themed, and a bounce house. There will also be Halloween-themed games, crafts, and snacks. Gauvin said the snack area will have a "mad science laboratory" theme, where children can make their own Halloween-themed snacks.
In addition to the games and activities, character meet and greets are also scheduled, where children can have their picture taken with the minions and Frankenstein. And if you're looking to take a break from all the activities, there will be multiple showings of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in the auditorium.
Outside of the Community Cultural Center will be an art truck, where children can make Halloween-themed crafts.
Gauvin said his favorite aspect of the annual Boo Bash is, "just seeing the kids get dressed up in the costumes, running around. Oohing and aahing at all the different rooms. When they're walking around with candy and prizes and they're happy and they're having a good time, that's definitely rewarding."
Admission is $1 for residents and $5 for non-residents. Pre-registration is encouraged, but tickets will be available at the door. Pre-registration is open until Friday, Oct. 28 and is available by calling the parks and recreation department at 860-291-7160 or stopping by the office.