Halloween costume contest slated Oct. 31

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Long-time Monett tradition moving to MMS FEMA shelter

Once again, the Monett Lions Club will team up with the Monett Times to present Monett's traditional Halloween Costume Contest from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Monett Intermediate/Middle School FEMA shelter/cafeteria at Ninth and Cleveland.

Participants are still welcome to show off their costumes to downtown merchants, who will open their doors to the costumed characters prior to the contest.

Competition will be offered in seven different categories, giving participants a chance to stand before a panel of judges to maximize the number of winners.

Age categories will be age 1-and-under, ages 2-3, ages 4-5, ages 6-8, ages 9-12 and ages 13-and-older. In addition, there will be a group competition at the beginning of the show so that individuals can also join those of their age group.

The contest offers adorable ghouls and goblins a chance to show off their creative and colorful apparel.

In addition to prizes, the top three in each division will have their photo taken for publication in The Monett Times.

The costume contest has been a long tradition in Monett. Past hosts have included the Jaycees, Business and Professional Women and the Women of Today.

Judging will begin shortly after 6 p.m. so that children can head out to other evening activities as soon as possible. The entire contest will taken approximately one hour.