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Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:18 PM


North High "Zombies", Cheerleaders and fun new activities featured at the 6th Annual Highland Haunt.
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 11 am-3 pm

The Highland Haunt is proud to welcome the North High Drama program to its 6th Annual family-oriented Halloween event. This year's event will take place Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 11 am to 3 pm on 32nd Street between Clay and Zuni in the Highland Neighborhood. In preparation for their upcoming "Zombie Wedding" comedy play, students will be performing every ½ hour during the event and The North High cheerleaders will be participating as leaders of the costume parade. New this year, the haunt is excited to add adult and child-friendly mechanical bull rides to the long list of fun activities. Annual favorites, The Clam Daddys and The Last Flight Out will again entertain the crowd with live music at each end of the street.

Started in 2008 as a way to help families enjoy the season in a safe pedestrian-friendly environment the Highland Haunt has grown each year to be a much-anticipated part of Halloween celebrations, drawing families from all over the metro area. It is free and open to the public. Free activities include trick-or-treating, mechanical-bull rides, live music, a costume contest, street performers, piñata stations, and cake-walk. A $5 per child all-inclusive activity pass gains access to the popular horse-driven hayride (adults ride free with paying child), bounce houses, face-painting and pumpkin patch. Professional photos by Photo Element Studio will also be available to purchase. As in the past, the street will be closed to traffic so visitors can experience all of the activities in a safe environment.

Kids and adults alike are encouraged to dress in costume and enter the costume contest. Free registration for the contest runs from 11 am to 1 pm, with the parade beginning at 1:30 pm. Prizes will be awarded to kids and adults in specific categories. All contest participants will also be entered in a general prize drawing.

A happy participant last year shared her experience with the event organizers:

"At the suggestion of a local Highlands resident, my family and I, who live in San Diego, attended the Highland Haunt last year. What a blast! It is such a family oriented event, with fun for all! My kids loved trick or treating at all of the different booths, marching in the parade, and of course, jumping in the bounce houses. We had so much fun that when I planned my next trip to Denver, I made sure to fly into town in time to bring my kids back to the Haunt!"

The Highland Haunt is committed to helping organizations that keep our diverse community strong and thriving. Participants are encouraged to bring cash donations to the Bienvenidos Food Bank booth. One donated dollar can help them purchase nine dollars worth of food for people in need. Grocery store gift cards in $5 denominations will also be accepted. With a the vision of a community equipped with the tools and resources to move beyond hunger and toward greater independence, The Bienvenidos Food Bank has been helping neighbors in need for more than 35 years. Their Mission is to provide emergency and supplemental food assistance in ways that promote respect and dignity. As a registered 501(c)3 organization all contributions are tax-deductible.

The Highland Haunt would like to thank all of their generous sponsors and partners including The Amy Berglund Team--RE/MAX Professionals Realtors, Highland United Neighbors, Inc (HUNI), Highlands Church, Jinji Cycles, Little Man Ice Cream, Patzcuaro's Mexican Restaurant, Photo Element Studio, Speaks Orthodontics, American Family Insurance Agent Abbie L. Davis, Hob Nob Events and The Creative Angle.

For more information visit www[dot]highlandhaunt[dot]com and like our FB page at www[dot]facebook[dot]com/highlandhaunt.


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