‘Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash’ raises $70,000 for MCM

All the little ghosts and goblins, along with their mostly costumed parents, were treated to a boo-tiful time at Miami Children’s Museum’s “Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash” on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Miami Children’s Museum (MCM), 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island.

The event brought in nearly $70,000, which will support the museum’s educational programming.

Considered one of Miami’s best family Halloween events, costumed trick-ortreaters made their candy collecting way around the museum’s 14 galleries. They created crazed crafts and became part of the fun and colorful costume parade. Families had a bewitching time creating miniature pumpkin and sugar skulls, face painting, dancing the “Monster Mash,” eating delectable treats and taking part in the silent auction featuring many exciting items.

Additionally they enjoyed Miami’s best family-friendly haunted house. This 2,500-square-foot haunted house can be as scary as you want it to be, but what makes this one special is it features its own seven-foot Baby T-Rex along with its collection of clowns, zombies and haunting music and sounds.

Co-chairs for the event were Mijanou Spurdle and Karen Flanagan. Honorary chairs were the Miami Heat’s James Jones and his wife, Destiny Jones. Sponsors for the event included: Bouyges Civil Works, Miami Access Tunnel, Jones & Jones Strategic Consulting and James Jones Legacy Foundation, and food sponsor Kids Deli.

For more information on the Miami Children’s Museum go to the website at  www.miamichildrensmuseum.org or call 305-373-KIDS (5437).

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