Mill Creek Park will be filled with the Halloween Spirit Friday night during the annual Trick or Treat at Mill Creek. There will be games, inflatables and a large candy trail and it’s all free. A costume contest for kids and pets starts at 6 p.m., which is hosted by Gateway Animal Hospital.
Trick or Treat at Mill Creek is a long-standing tradition in Statesboro. In 2010, the event added Scare in the Boro—a haunted walk through the Lazy River at Splash in the Boro. Scare in the Boro is back for 2011 and has added new features. The “kiddie” hours for this year’s Scare are Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “Scary” hours will be Friday from 8:30 to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Monday from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Scare in the Boro is set up mostly for ages 13 and older — except during the “kiddie” hours on Friday night. The Lazy River won’t be filled with water, but instead will feature eight themed sections with a large vortex at the end.
Guests walk through the River and enter each of the eight sections. There are exits along the river if anyone needs to leave. Concessions will be available and Glow in the Dark airbrush tattoos available for guests.
Admission to Scare in the Boro is $3 per guest. Concessions and airbrush tattoo prices vary depending on choice. All proceeds will benefit youth programs at the recreation department.
“Halloween has always been a great time for us with our Trick or Treat,” said Mike Rollins, director of the Statesboro-Bulloch Recreation Department. “Scare in the Boro adds to the festive season with something for the older kids and adults. We look forward to three fun-filled nights.”
Sponsors for the 2011 Trick or Treat are Subway of Statesboro and Alltel Wireless.
For more information on either of these events, visit bullochrec.com or call (912) 764-5637.