On Saturday, October 25th, Great Bend area residents are invited to take part in a number of Halloween activities. Starting at 11 a.m. with the Kiwanis Halloween Parade in Jack Kilby Square, the entire day will be full of family fun! Bring the kids downtown to walk in the parade to show off their costumes. After the parade, meet at the bandshell in the square for a children's show, put on by award winning artist Randy Sauer. The show includes traditional kids music to rock n' roll, to acoustic, and upbeat pop dance music with energy, audience participation and fun activities for all ages in the audience.The fun doesn't stop there! From 2-6 p.m., Walgreens will be providing free spooky pictures at their 10th & McKinley location.Be sure to head to Brit Spaugh Park & Zoo between 6 and 8 p.m. that evening to take part in Zoo Boo, an event where dozens of businesses and organizations give out candy to costumed children.
The public is invited to attend "Abducted", a live performance at the Great Bend Nazarene Church, 4811 Broadway in Great Bend, KS. Performances are available for viewing October 24-26 at the following times:Friday, October 24th: 6-10 pmSaturday, October 25th: 5-10Sunday, October 26th: 12:30-6This performance is free to attend, but is not recommended for children under 10 years old. Walk-ins are welcome. Admission is free. For more information about the show, visit www.afterjudgementhouse.org.
The Golden Belt Wood Carvers will hold its annual Carve-n-Show open house on Saturday October 25th 8am – 4pm and Sunday October 26th 1pm- 4pm at the Great Bend Senior Center 2005 Kansas. Completed carvings will be on display along with carvers working on current projects.This year area wood carvers from other communities will join the event on Saturday.The Golden Belt Wood Carvers will be displaying for the first time a scale replica of the dry goods store located on Main Street Great Bend from the late 1800’s. Several club members contributed to the building, furnishings, wagon, & characters to create this scene. The public is invited both days. Anyone that might be interested in wood carving is especially encouraged to visit. The Golden Belt Wood Carvers meet every Thursday evening 7-9pm at the Great Bend Senior Center. Carvers of all experience levels are represented.