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Foothills Features: A BOO-rific event for the community

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By The Staff

Celebrate Halloween this year with Foothills Park & Recreation District in a safe, fun and indoor environment at our new BOO-rific Bash & Splash event on Friday, Oct. 30.

We’ll have fun activities for kids, trick-or-treating and swimming at The Ridge Recreation Center from 6 to 9 p.m. Entry will be taken on event night at the door and is only $4 per child, and parents are admitted free. Kids, wear your costumes and don’t forget your trick-or-treat buckets! Parents and kids, bring your swimsuits too. If you’ve never been to our pools, they are jam-packed with fun features for all ages to enjoy.

Parents with children ages 5 and younger should plan to swim with your child; swimming rules require an adult to be in the pool with your child and within arm’s reach at all times. Snacks and soda will also be available for purchase at the event.

Many local businesses will be supporting the event as part of the trick-or-treating for children. Foothills wants to help engage our patrons with our local businesses to promote a successful local economy and support our entire community. Foothills is offering local businesses the opportunity to support the event and be in attendance for free. We feel this opportunity for businesses will support the need for free marketing and exposure, as well as inform the public of resources they may not even know about that are convenient and close to home. If you are a business owner and would like more information on how to get involved, please contact Kate Dragoo by e-mail at kate@fhprd.org.

To close, I’d like to take the opportunity to congratulate the Foothills Foundation on a successful Summerset Festival at Clement Park in September. The Foothills Foundation has some spectacular volunteers who help put on the festival year after year. It was such a wonderful weekend of weather, and the activities at the festival were well designed to entertain everyone, even dogs! We are proud to be a small part of this free community festival.

Ronald Hopp is the executive director of Foothills Park & Recreation District, which serves 90,000 residents in a 28-square-mile area of unincorporated Jefferson County generally bounded by Hampden Avenue, C-470, Sheridan Boulevard and the Dakota Hogback. For more information, visit www.ifoothills.org, or call 303-409-2100.