Last night was the annual Halloween Fun Night at the YMCA.
The line stretched on through the halls for little ghosts, goblins, ghouls and pop singers, usually with their parents, to pack into the gymnasium for the carnival.
Sandra Price, the organizer of the event, said the ages range from newborn to about 12.
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Many people attended the annual Halloween Fun Night at the YMCA on Friday. The line to get in the carnival was nearly endless, but everyone somehow managed to fit.
While there was a haunted house, pizza, soda, popcorn, ice cream, limitless candy, 3 bouncy castles and 24 games to play, Price said the real attraction was the volunteers. "The interaction between the student volunteers and the kids is amazing," she said, and that's what parents say they like the best. "No one is just standing around. Everyone is interacting."
Student volunteers were from AmeriCorps, Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps, Minot State University, and Minot high, the full amount of volunteers being over 50. "It just wouldn't be possible without them," Price said. "They're the heart and soul."
The event took two days for the staff to set up and usually attracts at least 400 kids. Price has been organizing it for 6 years, but it's been happening annually for 14.
She said she loves it. "It's a fun, fun thing. There's so much creativity."