2013- ???
2012- 500 attended
2011- 530
2010- 420
2009- 430
2008- 250

 
Annual Halloween Fest at the GCC
 
What:
6th Annual Halloween Fest is back!  The gym will be packed with inflatables, games, and candy.  See the Kids Fun Room, Banquet Hall, and cafeteria full of baked goods and concessions.  Visit a few of the other rooms that have been turned into scary destinations for the older kids.  Make sure the kids wear their costumes. 
Date/Time: Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 5-8pm
Who:

All Ages Welcome 
*Volunteers are NEEDED for the Haunted Maze.

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-

Haunted Maze- decorated for ages 8 and up

Jazzercise Staff with Activities

Northwest YMCA Fitness Room with Games

Girl Scouts Bake Sale- support your local group

Lions Club- free-will donation for supper

Koester Inflatables- all throughout the gym

Grimes Kiwanis, Polk County Senior Meals, Grimes Fire Department Tables

Local Businesses handing out goodies

Thanks to our 2013 Business Sponsors- BDI Signs, Cherry Berry, Curtain Call Kids, Golden Rule Plumbing, Grimes Lions Club, Jazzercise, Northwest YMCA, Total Family Eye Care.

 

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: Thursday, October 31, 2013 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.