The city’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a Halloween party from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Waupaca Recreation Center.
Children, families and senior citizens are invited to attend the intergenerational event, which will be held in the old gym and lobby.
Aaron Jenson, the city’s recreation programmer, and Teri Moe, the city’s senior citizen coordinator, are planning it.
Activities will include pumpkin bowling, mummy wrapping, a beanbag toss, Halloween Bingo, face painting and pumpkin judging.
Families may carve their pumpkins ahead of time and drop them off at the recreation center, beginning on Monday, Oct. 29.
Concessions, including hot cider and popcorn, will be available for sale.
There will be a maze for young children, and all who attend are invited to wear costumes. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.
In anticipation of the party, senior citizens are learning the “Thriller” dance and will be performing it on stage at 4:30 p.m. It will be videotaped and put on the city’s website.
When Jenson was a student at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, he was involved in helping with the seasonal parties that the community’s recreation department sponsored.
He has been wanting to do such programs here.
Moe said, “We’ve been talking about different things. We were going to do a senior party. We decided to do this together. It will be fun.”
Her staff and this year’s flag football coaches will be helping with the event.