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7th Annual Halloween Costume Contest at Speer Memorial Library Children’s Department

It’s that time of the year when ghosts, globins, witches, and friendly monsters will visit Speer Memorial Library Children’s Department to participate in the 7th Annual Halloween Costume Contest.  Moms and dads are asked to share the coolest and cutest costumes they’ve whipped up for their munchkins.  We want you to show us your amazing kids’ Halloween costumes, and if you manage to manifest something especially imaginative, your child could win one of many exciting prizes.

Ghosts, globins, witches, and friendly monsters will all be judged based on the Most Original and the Most Appealing Costume entry.  The entries will be awarded in four categories:  Toddlers 1 to 3 years old and able to walk, Pre-Kinder–Kinder, 1st – 3rd graders, and 4th – 8th grade friendly monsters.  The judges for the evening will be Jennifer Venecia, Marketing Director for Chick-fil-A, Jose Uribe, Park Naturalist from Estero Llano Grande State Park, and Berta Filut, Executive Director, Texas Citrus Fiesta.  The judges will be impartial regardless of the number of treats.

The costume contest will be held in the Children’s Department on October 27th from 6:00 8:00 p.m. A prerequisite for each entry is no grotesque or inappropriate costumes allowed.  Entry guidelines will be available for all participants and all participants must be pre-registered before the event and arrive promptly at 5:30 for commencement.  Registrations are ongoing in the department and may be received up to 4:00 p.m. on the day of the contest.

Speer Memorial Library is located at 12th and Kika De La Garza Loop in Mission.  The library is open (except for Holidays) Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. and from 12:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.  The Library's homepage can be accessed for information via the Internet by entering  Stay up to date with the latest events going on in our neighborhood library by joining our FACEBOOK page at

All activities are free and the public is invited to attend.  Anyone interested in participating or inquires about the contest may contact the Children’s Department at 956-580-8753.

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