Annual ‘Haunted Rec’ to take place Oct. 22

HauntedRec_10-22-13The Marshall Recreation Center will have its annual “Haunted Rec” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Haunted Rec is free to the public and offers an array of Halloween-themed events for kids of all ages.  There will be a haunted house, a ghoulish obstacle course, and an “Eat This, Not That” challenge complete with prizes.

All kids are encouraged to wear their costumes and to bring swimming suits. A screening of the movie “Hotel Transylvania” will take place in the pool at 7 p.m.

Parents wanting to join in on the Halloween fun can take a class that teaches the dance performed in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” while their kids enjoy the movie screening. The cost of the class is $8 and all proceeds will go to Erin Hickok, a personal trainer at the Rec Center, who will be running in the New York Marathon on Nov. 3

Hickok will be running for Team Healthier Generation, a national program working to prevent childhood obesity. The funds will not only make it possible for Hickok to run in the marathon, but to raise money for the Healthier Generation Alliance as well.

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