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The Lycoming College chapter of Alpha Xi Delta women's fraternity, in association with the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, will host the "Monster Mash Baseball Bash," an evening of child-friendly Halloween activities, at the museum on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 6-8 p.m. All proceeds from the event will go to Alpha Xi Delta's national philanthropic partner, Autism Speaks, a nonprofit agency dedicated to the research, funding and awareness of autism spectrum disorder.
A haunted house is planned for the museum's lower level, and a variety of crafts and games will be available on the upper level. Children will have the opportunity to design their own picture frames and make spider webs. Games will include a witches-broom limbo, pumpkin bowling and pin the wart on the witch. Children are encouraged to attend in costume and participate in the costume judging contest. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to decorate a snack and enjoy treats.
"The 'Monster Mash Baseball Bash' is a great alternative to the traditional trick-or-treating," said Janice L. Ogurcak, Little League Museum director and adjunct instructor of communication at the College. "Families have found the event to be a great way to enjoy their Halloween festivities. We are happy to partner with Alpha Xi Delta and offer the event again this year."
"The 'Monster Mash Baseball Blast' is a time for Alpha Xi Delta to give back to our community," said Jessica Evans, co-philanthropy chair for Alpha Xi Delta. "Seeing children smiling at the event warms our hearts. We're really looking forward to a great turn out and wonderful experience."
Admission is $3 per child, ages 13 and younger. Adults and children under 2 will be admitted free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Additional information is available by contacting Emily Stinemire, Alpha Xi Delta public relations vice president, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Little League Museum at 570-326-3607.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.