Archive for Tuesday, October 18, 2011

40th annual Halloween paint-in set for Saturday morning; registration now open

October 18, 2011


Children and adults are invited to paint murals on downtown storefront windows Saturday morning in celebration of Halloween.

This marks the 40th anniversary of the event, and a commemorative T-shirt will be given away. Candy and apple cider will also be given out. Participants are asked to bring a pumpkin to paint as well.

The event is free, but registration is required and participants must submit a sketch of their planned murals. The sketch and registration form must be turned in by 6:30 p.m. Thursday to Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St.

Participants can find out which storefront window they have been assigned after 1 p.m. Friday by calling 832-7940. Check-in is 8 a.m. Saturday in the alley by Ernst & Son Hardware Store, 826 Mass.

The event is sponsored by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, Breakfast Optimist Club and Downtown Lawrence Inc.