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Spook-tacular comes to Evans Towne Center Park

Posted: October 1, 2013 - 11:04pm

Residents are invited to an afternoon of Halloween-themed family fun Saturday to support local teachers.

The fourth annual Spook-tacular 2013 will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Evans Towne Center Park in Evans.

The event features lots of childrens’ games and activities to include an inflatable maze, dunk tank, slime machine, ghost walk and pumpkin tic-tac-toe. Tickets cost 50 cents each.

More than 20 vendors will be selling their wares and tickets will be sold for several big-ticket raffle items, said Debbie Daniel, an event organizer.

“Everybody comes, it’s just fun,” said Daniel.

The event started at Southern Landscaping and was held the past two years at the Augusta Commons. The event outgrew those venues.

The family-friendly event also includes a costume contest, no t just for children, at 1 p.m. and the Masons’ Child Identification Program (CHIP).

“The funds that we raise, all of that money goes to the Christian Giles Scholarship Fund,” said Daniel, Giles’ mother.

The fund was set up in honor of Giles, a kindergarten teacher who was killed July 16, 2008, when she was struck by a car as she walked with her husband and dogs on Mullkin Road.

Giles was a kindergarten teacher at John Milledge Elementary School.

The fund provides money for teachers in economically disadvantaged schools in Richmond and Columbia County to buy basic classroom supplies. The “adopted” school this year includes Grovetown and North Harlem elementary schools.

“It’s what they pay for out of their pockets,” Daniel said. “We have not bought one single frivolous item for a teacher,” Daniel said. “It’s all been basic classroom supplies.”

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