The annual Halloween Carnival provides trick-or-treat entertainment once again.
Written by ALBERT CHEN / Published November 9, 2012
On Wednesday October 31, families gathered at Live Oak park for the annual Halloween Carnival that took place from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Black and orange decorations adorned the park as festivities were held to celebrate Halloween.
Volunteers manned a large array of activity booths where eager children participated in games in order to win candy prizes.
Games included shooting baskets, kicking goals, and many other popular carnival games. Other entertainment included bingo, a comedic puppet show, a raffle with prizes for boys and girls, and a giant inflatable slide.
Most workers at the event were volunteers, including students from Temple City High School and Gabrielino High School.
Many student volunteers represented TCHS clubs such as the Builders, Interact, and Kaleidoscope clubs.
The Halloween carnival has been an annual tradition for over 10 years and continues to grow. Hundreds of parents, kids, and volunteers showed up at the event.
“It gets bigger and bigger every year,” said Councilman Tom Chavez, “It started out much smaller and with fewer booths.”
The carnival is not only fun and exciting but also a safe alternative to trick-or-treating on the streets.
“The nice thing about it is that it is safer to bring kids here than on the streets,” said Chavez, “You don’t see many trick or treaters on the streets because they are all here.”
The event is funded by the city of Temple City and is organized by the Temple City Parks and Recreation Department.