On Sunday October 28th 2012 the Bangor YMCA will be hosting a Pre-Halloween Family Bash for the community of Bangor. The event is designed to give back to the community and help raise awareness of the programs offered through the YMCA.
Among the several programs offered are Childcare, Camps, Swimming, and Martial Arts. Hundreds of local children benefit from these programs and have fun in the process. MARTiAL YOU, which is dedicated to promoting martial arts and keeping it accessible, has decided to collaborate with the YMCA to help put on this event for the Bangor community.
MARTiAL YOU is helping to provide a volunteer base and sponsors to fund the event. YMCA staff and volunteers will be teaming up with MARTiAL YOU staff and volunteers to organize, run and promote the Pre-Halloween Family Bash.
The first 100 Kids in the door receive a free goodie bag which includes a Chili's Kids Meal coupon good for 1 free meal from the kids meal menu! (Details: Bring your award into Chili's for one FREE meal from our Kids' Meal Menu when an adult meal is purchased. Maximum of two awrds per table. Not valid for To-Go food. For kids' 12 and under.) Win a Dinner/Movie package for a family of 4 in our raffle! Package includes: $20.00 in Chili's coupons, 2 Free Kids Meal coupons, and 4 3D Movie passes from the Bangor Cinemas! (1 Package available, winner will be notified Monday the 29th of October)
Guess how many eyeballs are in our eyeball jar and win a pair of 3D Movie passes from the Bangor Cinemas! (2 Winners will be awarded a set of 3D Movie passes, winners will be notified Monday the 29th of October)
Activities planned include:
Face Painting - 2nd Floor For those who wish to become a canvas for fun art with washable hypoallergenic paint designed to be used on skin. If you plan on swimming during this event, think about getting your face paint done after the swim. If you decide to swim after the face painting, remember to wash it all off before entering the pool.
Pumpkin Painting – 2nd Floor Forget about pumpkin carving, we want you to exercise your artistic talent and paint a mini pumpkin to be entered into our pumpkin painting contest. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive a Halloween prize. (Winners will be notified Monday the 29th of October)
Ghost Making – 2nd Floor Feeling crafty, try your hand at making a ghost from simple materials such as polyfill, foam, and tissue paper. Feeling extra crafty? Try to make you ghost light enough to float by using tissue paper and a helium balloon.
Games & Treats – 2nd Floor Because not all kids are thrilled to be scared by creatures of the night, we are providing a “games for treat” section so kids can earn their treats by winning at a Halloween themed challenges. We have many prizes that include characters from the movie Hotel Transylvania!
Haunted House – 3rd Floor For the older youth we have a haunted house that’s sure to thrill, but not scare you to death. The entire 3rd floor of the YMCA building will be converted to a dark, mysterious place filled with Halloween chills.
Parents: The haunted house section of our event is not designed for children under 10 years of age. As a parent you will know your child's tolerance to these types of environments and we will be relying on you to make the call on whether or not to allow your child into this area. Just as most haunted houses include, ours will have a low light setting with sounds and props designed around typical scary imagery that is associated with Halloween.
Each child going through the haunted house will be givin a glow stick for an extra amount of light they can carry with them.
Open Swimming – Means Pool Enjoy some water fun during your visit. Bring a swimsuit and take a dip in the YMCA Means pool. All children swimming should be accompanied by an adult.
Dance! – Aerobics Studio Can you dance? Can you dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller? How about the Monster Mash? Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner you may have fun learning the moves to one of these songs.
Martial Arts Demonstration - Aerobics Studio Watch some of our martial arts students and volunteers from area schools display their skills during the martial demonstration designed to showcase techniques learned in Taekwondo, Karate and Shaolin Kempo. Don’t miss the Taekwondo cement block breaking!
Concessions - Lobby Concessions will be available throughout the event so don’t worry you won’t go hungry while having fun. Some of the local areas businesses will be providing coffee, tea, juice, water and snacks to keep everyone energized.
Costumes Come dressed up in your favorite costume but don’t forget a swim suite also! And don’t worry parents, costumes are not required but do add to the fun.
Do you have Halloween decorations you no longer need or want?
If you have old Halloween stuff in your basement, attic or shed, we want it! We need monsters, ghosts, goblins, streamers, bats, pumpkins and everything else that says Halloween.
Drop off your old decorations or even new ones to the Bangor YMCA at 17 Second Street from now until October 26th to help make this years Pre-Halloween Family Bash a success.