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Boone Village Halloween party returns Oct. 27

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By Renee Larr

Boone Village Shopping Center will hold its annual Halloween party from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Businesses in the area will provide a variety of activities and safe trick-or-treating for kids.

Stuart King and Hailey Zeigart with their kids, Riley King dressed as a cowboy and Charlotte King dressed as an 1980s workout girl, at a previous Boone Village Halloween party. (Submitted photo)

Stuart King and Hailey Zeigart with their kids, Riley King dressed as a cowboy and Charlotte King dressed as an 1980s workout girl, at a previous Boone Village Halloween party. (Submitted photo)

“It’s been going on for well over 40 years as best we can tell,” said Leigh Ann Akard, third-generation family business partner at Akard True Value, who remembers attending as a child. “If any businesses or groups out here in Boone Village want to come out, we let them set up a table and they can give out candy.”

The Zionsville Community High School jazz band will kick off the festivities with a performance at 5:20 p.m.  Akard True Value will grill hot dogs that can be purchased for a small donation to its Pumpkins for a Purpose fundraiser. Each pumpkin is painted, and proceeds from votes go to the organizations represented. The event also includes a costume contest with winners in several different age groups.

“The big deal of the night is a costume contest. We have a first-, second- and third-place trophy. We also have the kids imaginative design award. That is an award given to a child with the most original costume using their own imagination and materials,” Akard said. “The winner is always the kid who went home and worked really hard on a costume that mom and dad didn’t buy.”

Children of all ages are welcome to attend the party.

“I think a lot of parents bring little ones that they aren’t going to take around door-to-door in their neighborhood,” Akard said. “It’s a safe alternative.”

For more , visit facebook.com/akardtruevalue.


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