The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 16 No. 51 - October 19, 2016


Plenty of haunting for Island kids

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

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Students from Anna Maria Elementary will march from the
Chamber of Commerce parking lot to the park next to
Holmes Beach City Hall for fun and games.


HOLMES BEACH – Anna Maria Elementary School kids will have more than one opportunity to put on their costumes during Halloween.

Their first chance is on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the AME Fall Festival. This year has a change of location for the festival. The kids will assemble at the AMI Chamber parking lot at 5313 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. They will march from that location to the park next to Holmes Beach City Hall at 5801 Marina Drive, where the festival will be held. During that time, judges will evaluate kids' costumes and the best boy and girl of each grade level will get an award.

The public is invited to this event where there will be fun and games for kids, refreshments and food for sale. Proceeds go to the school PTO.

Kids will have to hang on to those costumes for a week and on Monday, Oct. 31, there will be more judging and a second chance to win a prize at the Trail of Treats in the AMI Chamber Parking lot from 3 to 7 p.m. The event begins with the costume contest and from there, the kids will go to participating businesses for treats.

Chamber President Deb. Wing urged those businesses to put merchandise on sale for the parents to jump start holiday gift shopping.

In addition to these Island events, The Manatee Parks and Natural Resources Department will hold its 14th Annual Goblin Gathering at GT Bray Park, in Bradenton. There will be games and bounce houses for the kids and they can do it all with a $5 wristband. For more information, call 941-742-5923.

Finally, De Soto National Monument presents Desoween VIII: The 13 Ghosts of Desoween on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The staff has rounded up the 13 scariest ghosts in Manatee County for this kid friendly affair. For more information, call 941-792-0458.

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