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NEWS | Oct. 13, 2017

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston’s Parker Youth Center hosts Halloween carnival

By David DeKunder 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Children ages 12 and under can participate in several fun activities and dress up in their favorite costume at a Halloween carnival hosted by the W. Ed Parker Youth Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, building 1630, on Watkins Boulevard, from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28.

The carnival is open to children of active-duty service members, Department of Defense civilians and DOD cardholders.

Admission to the carnival is $1 per person or $5 for families and includes games, arts and crafts, a costume contest, a cake walk and music. Snacks, including popcorn, candy and snow cones, will be available for purchase for a minimal charge.

The costume contest starts at 7 p.m. and includes three age groups: 5 and under, 6 to 8 and 9 to 12. Judges will pick costume winners for ages 5 and under for the cutest, best superhero and best in character categories.

For ages 6 to 8 and 9 to 12, judges will select costume winners for the most original, scariest and favorite celebrity categories.

Small prizes will be given out to the costume contest winners. Also, children who participate in games and other activities will receive prizes.

Kelly Allbright, JBSA Youth Program Coordinator at the W. Ed Parker Youth Center, said the carnival provides a safe environment for both children and parents to experience Halloween.

“We want them to come out and have a good time and put on a costume,” Allbright said.

Proceeds from the carnival benefit JBSA Youth Programs.

For more information, contact the W. Ed Parker Youth Center at 210-221-3502.