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La Cañada Elementary to hold annual Halloween Haunt

La Cañada Elementary students

La Cañada Elementary School students invite all community members to the annual Halloween Haunt, to be held on the campus, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22.

(Courtesy of Suzanne Jensen)

With a nod to the Land of Oz, La Cañada Elementary School will hold its 29th annual Halloween Haunt fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 22 on the school’s playground at 4540 Encinas Drive. Hours for the festival are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Children from preschool age up to sixth grade are invited to enter the costume and pumpkin-carving contests, which begin at 11:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Game booths, inflatables, a rock wall, face painting and the Spooky Sales and prize booths will enchant the kids.

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Adults will have the opportunity to bid on some enticing items at the silent auction, including Lake Arrowhead condo vacations, a custom toy/linen chest, fabulous dining options, Dodgers and Disneyland tickets and one-of-a-kind experiences including a tour of Adam Carolla’s car collection, a private tour of Walt Disney Animation Studios, and a behind-the-scenes-visit to the set of “Henry Danger.” Parties hosted by LCE families include a Tacos and Tequila Cocktail Party and an Indian Cooking Party, as well as many children’s parties. Jewelry, gift items, fitness experiences, gift certificates, and popular toys and gadgets will also fill the silent auction tent.


Food, including Korean barbecue, and sweet treats will be available for purchase.

Wristbands, which entitle children to unlimited game play and lunch may be purchased at the event for $45, or individual tickets may be purchased for $1 each. For more information on the event, visit, or contact event chairs Mercedes Fleischman and Elaine Sample at


Carol Cormaci,


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