BRISTOL - The Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center is preparing for its 3rd Annual Daddy Daughter Costume Dance.
This special Halloween-themed family event is one of four that the club organizes each year for parents and their children and encourages them to get dressed up in the holiday spirit.
“The dance is in line with the club’s mission to bring families together,” said Sarah Lucian, marketing manager at the club.
The dance, which will be held in the club’s gym and feature a DJ, is geared for girls ages 5-12 and their fathers, or other special persons in their lives, she noted, though, kids can bring whoever they want.
A haunted maze will return this year and is currently being designed by the teens at the club. Lucian said, “This year, we are expanding the haunted house, because it was so popular last year. Our club teens are working hard to come up with the maze design.”
The maze will be set up in the community room this year, which is upstairs at the club, and it will be larger than last year. It features teen club members in masks and costumes, to spook those making their way through the maze. Guests can chose from two different levels of scariness: Casper or Creepy, Lucian said, “If they plan to be really spooked.” There will be an additional cost of $2 for the maze.
Costume contest prizes will be awarded for best duo, most creative and scariest costumes. Lucian explained the contest will have three categories; scariest, best duo and most creative. She added, “The costumes keep getting better” every year.
Volunteers from the Kohl’s Cares Program are helping with the event and volunteers from the Banana Republic store in Westfarms Mall will be judging the costume contest.
The dance is slated for Oct. 20, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Main Clubhouse, at 255 West St.
Advance tickets to the dance are $20 for a pair and $5 for extra guests. Tickets can be purchased at the main clubhouse, or online at www.bbgc.org/events . Tickets will be sold at the door, but will cost an extra $5. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The accounting firm of Crowe Horwath is a Family Friend Sponsor of the event.
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