by Kathy Eide Casas
If you’re looking for an eerie-sistible fun way to celebrate Halloween, look no further than downtown Clovis!
Once again, the Clovis Veterans Memorial District will present a fun-filled outdoor day of free trick or treating, ghastly games, creepy crafts, and lots of prizes at their annual Spooktacular on Saturday, October 29. While costumes are encouraged, they are not required to enjoy this afternoon of family-friendly ghoulish fun. Just lots of smiles and tons of enthusiasm!
Beginning at 11 a.m. and running until 2 p.m., Veterans Parkway between 4th and 5th streets in downtown Clovis will be transformed for this silly not-too-spooky day of fun. Plan for your ghosts and goblins to enjoy Halloween-themed attractions and entertainment that is sure to cast a spell of fun!
Halloween celebrations in Clovis have a rich history of decades-long tradition. In many years past, residents would take part in a Halloween Costume Parade, led by a police car. Students would gather in front of the then-Carnegie Library, located on Pollasky Avenue in the heart of Old Town Clovis. Parade participants would march down Pollasky Avenue until they reached the Veterans District former gym, which is now the Liberty Ballroom. Participants would enjoy a movie night filled with spooky tales, shown in black and white, of course. Hot dogs, sizzling freshly-popped popcorn, and soda were featured on the menu. Costumes were judged and candy bars were awarded for prizes.
Fast forward to recent years, and those at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District immediately stepped up to continue this special tradition in Clovis by hosting this outdoor afternoon Spooktacular for the community. Local veterans and service organizations will once again donate their resources, time, and endless energy to host booths and games at the Spooktacular.
The community is invited to attend. For more information, please go to one of the Clovis Memorial District’s social media sites: cvmdistrict.org, or Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @cvmdistrict.
About the District:
The Clovis Veterans Memorial District is a dedicated team of community leaders that facilitate relationships between forty-plus local veterans and community service organizations that collectively serve our local military families and the Clovis community. Since 1946, our combined efforts and events have brought the community together to preserve our local and national ideals. We serve as a permanent living memorial to honor our past while inspiring our future, keeping at the forefront a focus on good citizenship and being a community worthy of the sacrifice of service.