NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. - The Whitin Community Center, under the direction of Outreach Director Moniique Boucher, is putting ghoulish plans in the works for the annual Halloween extravatanga.
"Come if you dare to the Hauntings at the Whitin Community Center on On Saturday, Oct. 20,'' Boucher said.
She said she is planning three separate hauntings - a Pumpkin Patch for the wee folk, a Creepy Crypt for a light scare, and the Haunted Halls for a real fright - each offered from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at $5 per person.
And on Friday, Oct. 26, "Put on your best Halloween costume and attend the
Costume Roller Skating Party," Boucher said. "Bring your own roller skates or borrow ours," she said.
A party for children 5 and under will be hosted from 5:45-6:30 and for children ages 6-
10 from 6:30-7:30. Cost to attend is $4. per child. Parents are free.
Goodie bags will given to costumed skaters. Concessions will be available at both events.
All proceeds from the Halloween events will go to support the Whitin Community Center’s Youth Outreach Programs.
“We are very proud of our efforts and the community support we receive for our Youth Outreach Programs.” said Mike Robertson, president and general nanager of New
England Disposal Technologies, Inc. and chairman of the WCC Board of Trustees. “It gives us the opportunity to offer four free quality programs to the youth in our community.”
The Whitin Community Center’s Youth Outreach Program offers children ages 5-17, the opportunity to participate in several free programs - an after school program where the focus is on academic achievement, a Saturday afternoon fitness and fun program that encourages healthy lifestyle choices, a mentorship program where youth receive encouragement and guidance from a positive adult role model, and a Summer Youth Theatre Program that inspires artistic development.