Annual Halloween block party in West Vail set for Wednesday |

Annual Halloween block party in West Vail set for Wednesday

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

VAIL ” Children in Vail and throughout the valley are once again invited to go trick or treating in the Matterhorn and adjoining Highland Meadows neighborhood to showcase Vail’s community qualities. A highlight of the Halloween event will be a block party at the Donovan Pavilion.

The activities will begin at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday when the neighborhood children will trick or treat throughout the area. Residents in the two neighborhoods are asked to attach a pumpkin flier to their door, and to leave the porch light on, to signify participation. Fliers will be distributed prior to Halloween.

Following the trick or treating, a Halloween block party will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Donovan Pavilion. The party will feature a potluck dinner with “frightening food” contest, a haunted hike (weather permitting), games, costume contest and other activities for kids of all ages. Families from all Vail neighborhoods and down valley are welcome to join the fun. A minimum $5 donation per family is requested.

This is the 11th year of the block party, which is organized by residents of the Matterhorn and Highland Meadows neighborhoods.

“Our mission is to make our neighborhoods a better place to live,” says Halloween party volunteer Tracy Gordon.

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“Events like our Halloween party help to build a close and caring community in which to raise our kids.”

The Matterhorn and Highland Meadows area is located on the south side of I-70 between Cascade Village and the West Vail roundabout. Representatives from the Vail Police Department will be on hand during the event to meet the children, keep an eye on traffic and to promote safety. For more information, contact Gordon at 479-2984 or Isabelle Wachs at 479-0504.

Additional events in Vail include the annual Trick or Treat Trot, sponsored by the Vail Recreation District. From 2 to 5 p.m., children up to age 10 are invited to show off their costumes and collect treats throughout Vail Village and Lionshead. Call 479-2292 for more details.

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