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Annual Halloween Fest at the GCC
 
What:
7th Annual Grimes Halloween Fest at the GCC is back!  The gym will be packed with inflatables, activities around the facility, and candy for all at the booths set up.  This year, we not only want to see the kids wear their costumes, but encourage the adults to wear their most family friendly costume as well and be open for picture opportunities with others.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 4-7pm
Who:

All Ages Welcome 
*Volunteers are NEEDED for the multiple rooms being used.

Cost: $3.00 per person OR $10.00 MAX per family (Ages 2 and Under are FREE)
Location: Grimes Community Complex (410 SE Main Street)
Registration: No registration required.
Contact: Brett Barber
Grimes Parks and Recreation Director
bbarber@ci.grimes.ia.us or 515-986-2143
Description: Looks Who's Coming-
Family Friendly Maze in the Taekwondo Room
Grimes Heritage Museum Open
Jazzercise Staff with Activities
Northwest YMCA Fitness Room with Games
Koester Inflatables- throughout the gym
Grimes Lions Club- free-will donation for supper items
Polk County Senior Meals- crafts and bake sale
Grimes Public Library- Karla Pfaff
Friends of the Grimes Library- Nicole Smith
Polk County Sheriff's Department
Grimes Fire and Rescue

Booths (as of 10.20.14)-
"It Works"- Kayla Bernardino
Jamberry Nails- Shelly Murray
Curtain Call Kids- Kar Gustafson
Gustafson Insurance Team- Scott Gustafson
Friends of the Grimes Public Library- Karla Pfaff
Polk County Senior Meals- Rene' Leoppert
Thirty-One Bags- Diane Feller
Troop 131 Bake Sale- April Jungck
Scentsy- Stephanie Alcorn
Hope Animal Rescue- Jed Hammen
Affordable Fencing- Cecilia Jones
Usborne Books- Sarah Whitsitt
Lifestream Chiropractic- Dr. Joe
Grimes Are 4-H - Mandi Nelson

Other Local Businesses handing out goodies

 

Beggar's Night in Grimes
 
What:
Beware of the Trick or Treaters!  Drivers should be aware this is a time when several kids are out walking the neighborhoods.  Please take extra caution!
Date: Friday, October 31, 2014 from 6-8pm
Tips:

1) Don't go out alone.
2) Wear reflective clothing if possible.
3) Have your parents inspect all treats before you eat them.
4) Watch for cars
5) Stay away from unfamiliar neighborhoods.