14th Annual Super Treat Night Brings Thousands To Boys And Girls Club Of Lawrence County

(BEDFORD) – With the weather windy and frightful outside, little ghosts and goblins wandered over to the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County for the 14th Annual Super Oldies Super Treat Night.

Boys and Girls Club Director Frank Decker greets some goblins.

With the temperatures that took a dive earlier in the day, many parents were glad they had a warm and safe place to bring their children.

The adults also had fun. Rowena Cross-Najifi, a candidate for Bedford Mayor, was enjoying the evening.

“This is a pretty neat event; we like coming. And not having to worry about getting your child hurt,”  said Alan Ratliff, of Heltonville.

WTIU provided photo souvenirs for the ghouls.

Those that attended filled their bags with treats and took advantage of the fun photo opportunity from WTIU who sponsored the event. There was a bounce house, a whack a mole and the little ones got to meet Katerina Kittycat from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Michael Charlatan mystified them with magic tricks. There was also a costume parade, free hot dogs, bottled water, cookies, apple cider, and Halloween music.

The kids had a fun time climbing and playing games.

“This is my first year of bringing my children. We moved to Bedford from Phoneix, Arizona,” said Bryon Watson. 

Sam Craig, a candidate for Bedford mayor, handed out candy.

“We come every year; this is a very nice event,” said Melissa Russell of Williams.

Many of the children dressed up as their favorite cartoon characters, witches, police officers, firemen, or their favorite superhero.

There were games to play such as ” Whack A Mole”

“We come every year. With the cold weather outside, it was nice just being in the warmth,” William Caudill stated.

One little ghoul commented that they had a fun time, and had a bucket full of candy to devour after they got home.

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The event would not be possible without community support from Denny’s, Smoot Eye Care, Judy Macy State Farm Insurance, Once Upon A Child, Bedford Ford Lincoln Chrysler, Owen County State Bank, Anytime Fitness, Shoe Sensation, Rowena-Cross Najafi for Bedford Mayor, Golden Corral, Lawrence County CASA , Healthy Balance, Steak N Shake, UAW Local 440, Sam Craig For Bedford Mayor, Celebrations Play Center, Natasha Johns-William Carpenter Realtors, Becky’s Place and The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County.