Monster Mash returns to haunt the Castlegar Complex

Come on down to the Castlegar Community Complex on Oct. 27 for dancing, costumes, creepy appies, and plenty of scary fun

Some of the great costumes from last year's Monster Mash bash at the Complex.

Some of the great costumes from last year's Monster Mash bash at the Complex.

The Monster Mash is back for another spooky year. Come on down to the Castlegar Community Complex on Oct. 27 for dancing, costumes, creepy appies, and plenty of scary fun all for a great cause.

“It was a lot of fun last year,” said Suzanne Lehbauer, executive director of Castlegar Hospice Society. “This year, people will be coming to Mayhem Manor and listen to the spooky sounds of Amusing Yours Truly.”

The crypt opens at 8 p.m. and closes at 1 p.m. The event will also feature a safe ride home program.

“We’ll have the most creepy hors d’oeuvres prepared via the gruesome chef Brian DeVooght from the Castlegar Golf Course clubhouse,” said Lehbauer. “We have lots of door prizes, raffles, prizes for best male and best female costume, as well as most original costume. It’ll be lots of fun. We didn’t have a single person not in costume last year. So we really encourage people to dress up and come out and have some fun. All proceeds from the event go to the Castlegar Hospice Society and all the programs we put on.”

Lehbauer says the society is still working hard towards having a free standing facility in Castlegar. “It’s getting closer all the time,” she said.

Tickets are available at Mountain FM, Mike’s RV Ranch, Glen’s Haircuts, or at the Castlegar Hospice office. You can call the Castlegar Hospice office at 250-304-1266 for more information.

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Monster Mash ticket contest!

The Castlegar News is giving away two tickets to the Monster Mash Halloween Dance at the Castlegar Complex Oct. 27.

To be entered in the draw – you need to send:

Full name, phone number, email address and the answer to the following question: Which rock star worked as a grave digger?

All correct answers will be placed in a draw. One name will be drawn for two tickets. Cutoff for entries is 12 noon on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The draw will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m.

Tickets are to be picked up at the Castlegar News office on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The winner agrees to be photographed with the tickets for the paper.

Hint – the answer appears on our Castlegar News Facebook page. (Be sure to like us while you’re there)

Email answers to: reporter@castlegarnews.com  or phone 250-365-6497 and ask for Craig.