The GFWC Benson Juniors are again busy planning this year’s Annual Halloween Carnival at the Benson Firehouse this Halloween from 6 to 8 p.m.
While traditional trick or treaters will be making rounds throughout San Pedro Valley neighborhoods on Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Halloween Carnival in generally well attended and features plenty of ghoulish fun and treats for kids and adults from all age groups.
The carnival is an annual undertaking of the GFWC Benson Juniors in collaboration with the Benson Firemates. Benson School’s Family, Career and Community and Community Leaders of America will have their “spooky” haunted house, according to Kirsten Smith, GFWC Benson Jrs. president. Public participation and assistance is welcome.
“Come on out for a fun evening, everything you need is in one place,” said Smith, extending the invitation to the San Pedro Valley public.”
Evidenced by its longevity and turnout each year, the carnival is one of Benson’s favorite traditions. The city’s carnival is just one of many Halloween activities planned throughout the San Pedro Valley.
Trunk or Treat at St. David Schools has been an equally long tradition with Parent Teacher Organization sponsoring the annual event. An estimated 40 trunks are lined up this year, according to Sarah Kirschmann, who notes there will be a cakewalk and Haunted House in the 1938 building as well. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m., with games, treats, fun and concessions.
Authorities are asking motorists to be vigilant on Halloween while also asking trick or treaters and their escorts to also be watchful and equipped with flashlights and reflective apparel.