Halloween event delights hundreds
Children the target audience for the first time
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Halloween favorite event returned to Rapid City Saturday – this year at the Dahl Arts Center.
It was Hallowpalooza, a celebration of Halloween fun.
Unlike past events, this year’s event was the first where children were the target audience. A DJ hosted dancing contests in a kids’ carnival, which also featured belly dancers. Local businesses were invited to set up booths with games and prizes.
Although it was fun for all, a portion of the proceeds from Hallowpalooza benefit the Rapid City Arts Council.
“Being a Halloween lover, it’s all about the art project of building the haunted house,” said Bonny Fleming, production designer at Spookyard Productions. “I always called them giant interactive sculptures. And so being a kid of the arts, a child of the arts, it’s just natural to donate the money to the arts council so we can keep programs like that going.”
Admission was $5 per person, and organizers expected more than 1,000 visitors to join in the fun.