Volunteers Needed for Annual Children's Halloween Party


October 18, 2016

A number of volunteers are still needed to help with the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department's 2016 Children’s Halloween Party. The deadline to sign up is October 26, the day before the event. 

The party is scheduled for Thursday, October 27, from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Civic Center. Volunteers are needed to help run carnival games, work in the “scary room,” help with toddler activities, and assist in the craft room.

All volunteers must be 16 and older unless working under the supervision of an adult. Volunteers are given an event t-shirt and a pizza dinner at the conclusion of the event. To volunteer, call the Civic Center information desk at (865) 425-3450. 

The party is primarily for preschool and elementary aged children, but older children attending with their families are welcome. Activities include carnival games, inflatables, toddler game room, Halloween cartoon videos, face painting, concessions, glow room, and craft room. The “Scary Room” is a haunted castle theme and is suitable for younger children. A hayride is also planned for Bissell Park, weather permitting.

There is no admission fee to get into the Civic Center, but participation in most activities requires one or more tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the Civic Center. The cost is 25 cents per ticket or $5 for a pack of 25. The cost of the games, crafts, face painting, scary room, hayride, concessions, and souvenirs is one or more tickets. The toddler game room and cartoon videos are free.   

Visit the Recreation and Parks website for more information about events and programs.