Halloween activities include more than trick-or-treating Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
GUIDON staff

Trick or treating is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday, on Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville and St. Robert. In addition to going door to door for candy, there’s more Halloween fun to be had with events and activities on and off Fort Leonard Wood.

Events on post include:

-- The BOSS Haunted House is open from 6 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the old Pence Elementary School, located in Eagle Point Housing off of Indiana Avenue. This haunted house, put together by volunteers with Better Opportunities for Single Service members, is graphic in nature, and parental guidance is strongly recommended. Admission is $5. For more information, call 596.6912 or go to fortleonardwoodmwr.com.

-- The Spooktacular Halloween Bash is scheduled at 8 p.m., Saturday, at Blackjack Bar and Grill, located inside Pershing Community Center. The third annual event includes a costume contest, entertainment, snacks and prizes. Admission is free. For more information, call 329.2455.

-- Halloween Bowling is scheduled, Sunday, at Daugherty Bowling Center. Show up in costume and bowl for $1 per game with free shoe rental, plus be eligible for giveaways and treats. A children’s costume contest is scheduled at 8 p.m. For more information, call 329.2455.

Off post:

Outside the gates, there are plenty of fun Halloween-themed activities:

-- The Centre, 1200 Holloway St., in Rolla, will host its ninth annual Fall Costume Contest., Saturday. Awards will be presented for most original costume and best movie or storybook character in five age divisions. Participants can drop by the center from 5 to 7 p.m. to register and have their photos taken. Participation is free. For more information, call 573.341.2386 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

-- The city of Lebanon will host a Pet Costume Contest at 6:30 p.m., Friday, at the Mills Center, 650 Mills Drive in Lebanon. Pets can compete in the Toy-Small category (1 to 29 pounds); Medium (30 to 50 pounds); Large (51 to 90 pounds) and Extra Large (91 pounds and over.) The competition is open to most pets, although pre-qualification is required for pets with less than four legs. Pet owners are responsible for their pet’s needs. Entry fees are $10 per pet. For more information, go to www.lebanonmissouri.org.

Haunted houses:

Like a good scare with your bag of candy? Here is a list of area haunted houses off post where visitors can get a few Halloween scares:

-- The Haunted Hill is open from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday. The 3/8-mile haunted walking trail is located seven miles north of Waynesville on Hwy. W. Admission is $10. For info, visit www.thehaunted-hill.com.

-- Ozark Nightmares Haunted House is open from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Located on East Missouri 32 in Lebanon. Admission is $6. For more information, call 417.532.1002 or visit ozarknightmares.com.

-- The Twisted Haunted House in Dixon is open from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., tonight through Sunday. Located at 209 West 2nd Street in Dixon. Admission is $10. For information, go to www.twistedhauntedhouse/spooky.

-- The Haunted Mine at the Missouri University of Science and Technology Mine in Rolla, is open from 6 to 11:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from 5 to 10:30 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for children 10 and younger. For details, call 573.341.4753.
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