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.

Adults and children decked out in Halloween costumes enter Hallowpalooza, a celebration of Halloween fun at the Dahl Arts Center Saturday. Photo Date: Oct. 27, 2018.

Hundreds of children and adults turned out in their Halloween costumes.

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.

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