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Halloween Happenings

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Go Out, Go Play, Be Active for Halloween!  The Hesperia Recreation & Park District is offering several activities for the community during October.  Start by showing off your artistic skills with Halloween chalk drawings in your own front yard.  Next, take a drive around the city to visit all the parks in Hesperia.  Finally, end your month by taking a stroll among carved Jack O’Lantern luminaries. Don’t forget to stop to take a picture of your family at the Halloween backdrop, celebrating your fun together.

Activities are open to all residents of the Hesperia Recreation & Park District.  For more details, see below.

 

This week's video from Kelsey and Abbi's Spooky Corner:

Abbi's back at Kelsey and Abbi's Spooky Corner with a Spooky Light-Up Jar Craft! 🕷 🕸

Supplies Needed:
• Clear Container (Jar, Cut-off Water Bottle, Cup, etc.)
• Cotton Balls
• Glow Sticks
• Spooky Spiders (or Creepy Crawly of Your Choice)

 

 

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Rules:

•  From October 1st - 31st, take a photo of yourself with your artwork; submit your photo via e-mail to shauser@hesperiaparks.com or on the Park District Facebook page (@HesperiaParks).*

•  Include your first name(s) and age(s) with your submission.

•  Participants who submit their photos by October 31, 2020, will receive one District swag bag per person.  Swag bags will be awarded to the first 25 people to submit their Halloween artwork!

•  To follow the orders of the State and in keeping with social distancing protocol, please only chalk YOUR walk with members in your household.

•  After your submission has been received, you will receive an email with dates, times, and location to pick-up your swag bag.

•  Artwork must be Family Friendly.

•  Consider your neighbors and others who will see your chalked walks.

 

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•  From October 1st-31st, visit each of the Hesperia Parks (listed below), find the Halloween Scavenger Hunt Poster, take a photo of yourself with the poster, and submit your photos via e-mail to shauser@hesperiaparks.com or on the Park District Facebook page (@HesperiaParks).*

•  Participants who submit their photos by October 31, 2020, will receive one District swag bag per person.  Swag bags will be awarded to the first 25 people to complete the Halloween Scavenger Hunt.

•  After your submission has been received, you will receive an email with dates, times, and location to pick-up your swag bag.

•  Timberlane Park, 9480 Timberlane Avenue
•  Lime Street Park, 16292 Lime Street
•  Palm Street Park, 13558 Palm Street
•  Maple Park, 7770 Maple Avenue
•  Hesperia Community Park, 10200 Datura Road
•  Hesperia Lake Park, 7500 Arrowhead Lake Road
•  Hesperia Civic Plaza Park, 15833 Smoke Tree Street
•  Live Oak Park, 17427 Live Oak Street
•  Malibu Park, 13157 Muscatel Street

 

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•  Bring your carved pumpkin to Hesperia Civic Plaza Park, 15833 Smoke Tree Street, between the hours of 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., on Saturday, October 31, 2020, and place it on a pre-marked number.  One pumpkin per person.

•  Park District staff will place one tea light candle inside each pumpkin to light up at dusk.

•  Patrons may walk along the pumpkin trail to view all of the pumpkins between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.

•  Pumpkins need to be picked up between the hours of 8:00 and 9:00 p.m.; any pumpkins not picked up will be discarded.

 

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•  Costume photos can be taken against District’s Halloween Photo Backdrop located at Hesperia Civic Plaza Park!

•  The backdrop will be available for picture taking between the hours of 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

•  Submit your photo no later than 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 2, 2020, to be entered into the photo contest, via e-mail at shauser@hesperiaparks.com or the District’s Facebook page (@HesperiaParks).*

•  Be sure to include your name and age with your photo.

•  Prizes will  be awarded for the following categories and will be announced via Facebook on Monday, November 2, 2020:

     ○  Individual photos of 10 years and younger
     ○  Individual photos of 11 to 17 years
     ○  Family/group themed photos
     ○  “Fur baby” (pets) photos

•  No inappropriate gestures or language allowed in pictures.

*Photos are not guaranteed to be used.  No compensation will be given.  Photos submitted will become property of HRPD and used at their discretion.  By submitting your photo(s), you are agreeing to the District’s photo release form.

 

Kelsey and Abbi's Spooky Corner

 

Halloween Edible Transformations

Join Hesperia Recreation and Park District's Kelsey and Abbi on their very first "Spooky Corner" video, as they teach us how to make some fun Halloween snacks!

Ingredients Needed...

MONSTER MOUTHS
• Apples (cut into slices, with a sprinkle of lemon juice to prevent them from browning)
• Mini-marshmallows
• Peanut Butter
• Candy Corns (or anything that looks like teeth)

BOO-NANAS
• Bananas (cut in 1/2 or 1/3s)
• Chocolate Chips (we used mini-chocolate chips)

ORANGE-KINS
• Small Oranges (clementines, mandarines, tangerines, etc.)
• Sour Punch Straws (green, cut into 1/3's)

WITCHES' BROOMS
• String Cheese (cut into 1/2, then scored into 1/4s)
• Pretzel Sticks
• Pull-Apart Twizzlers