Volunteers needed for JCCB Halloween Hike

Published: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 10:51 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 10:52 a.m. CDT

The Jasper County Conservation Board is in need of actors for its Halloween Hike on Friday, Oct. 25, at Mariposa Park.

The hike starts at 6 p.m., actors need to be in place by 5:30 p.m. and the event will be done by 9 p.m. Costumes and make-up are provided. The scripts are easy to memorize and are only a minute or two long. The theme this year is “Sounds of the Night.” The actors are placed on the nature trail, where they perform to the hikers that come in groups at 15 minute intervals.

Anyone who would like to help out and  portray a “critter” for the fundraiser is asked to email bjhealy@iowatelecom.net.

The Halloween Hike will be at the Mariposa Recreation Area, located about seven miles northeast of Newton on Highway T12. The hike is a fun and educational, not scary, event. Hour-long hikes will begin at 6 p.m. and will depart every 15 minutes. Each time slot can accommodate around 25 hikers. The last hike will begin at 8 p.m.

National video

Reader Poll

For your Easter egg hunt, what do you prefer to hide for the kids to find?
Colored real eggs
Colored real eggs and candy
Plastic eggs with candy inside
Plastic eggs with other gifts inside
Just candy