Fright Fest set Oct. 31

The City of Rayne and local organizations, businesses and families have put together an exciting “Fright Fest” for the community for Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31. Fright Fest 2009 at the Rayne Civic Center, promises to be a fun event.

Plans for the evening have been finalized and everyone is invited to participate.  The hours of fun will be

from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with a voluntary admission fee of a canned good or monetary donation, which will be returned to the community in baskets for needy families during the Thanksgiving holidays. 

Children 12 years old and younger will be able to participate in approximately 20 fun games and activities and be able to win Halloween treats in the carnival atmosphere. 

A costume contest will be held at 6:30 p.m. with trophies being presented in cutest, scariest and most creative categories in age categories as follows:  under 1 year of age, 1 year old, 2 year old, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 to 12 year old, 13 to 17 year old, 18 and older, pet, group and overall.

Cultural Director Cheryl McCarty says, “This event has evolved into a yearly activity as a safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating.  We ask for and encourage the community’s support for this event in the interest of fun, safe Halloween activities for the children of Rayne.  I’d also like to thank all of those people who have stepped up in the way of volunteering, candy donations and general support for our Halloween event.  In terms of success, it is already one, because it has pulled together many people in the interest of quality community activities.”

For more information, please contact McCarty at 334-8347, via email at or stop by the Bernard-Bertrand House located at 1023 The Boulevard in Rayne.

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