Howl-O-Ween Fest to be held in Eagle Rock

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Eagle Rock Community Association (ERCA) and the Eagle Rock Friends of the Library will hold Howl-O-Ween Fest at the Eagle Rock Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The festival will begin with a car show, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to the top 30 entries. Five other specialty trophies will also be distributed.

The entry fee is $20 per car. The show will feature original stock, antique and custom cars.

Food concessions and vendor booths will be available throughout the day. A disc jockey will provide music for the car show, and local groups are scheduled to perform in the afternoon.

Voting for Little Miss Eagle Rock will also take place throughout the day. Each community member who attends the Howl-O-Ween Fest will have the opportunity to cast one vote in the contest. Voting will end at 5 p.m.

The child who receives the most confirmed votes will receive a trophy and savings bond. The contest is open to children 8 and under.

"The first Little Miss Eagle Rock was Brett Lynne Cochran, daughter of Jennifer Cochran, Eagle Rock Library supervisor," said Laura Lee Gregory, Eagle Rock Friends of the Library secretary. "Brett, at age 1, was crowned in the spring of 1999. Now a freshman at Cassville High School, she is more than ready to relinquish her crown.

"Last year, Brett was on the principal's list with straight As," said Gregory. "She made the NBA (No Boys Allowed) dance choir this year. On Oct. 27, she will perform in the All District Honor Choir Concert at Joplin. The new Little Miss Eagle Rock will have a lot to live up to."

Other children's activities will begin at 3 p.m. The festival will offer playground equipment, a spook house, a cake walk, a costume contest, a bounce house, prizes for children and indoor and outdoor games.

For more information on the festival, call 342-7923 or 271-3186.

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