Kids Dress Up as Key Figures of the Past for Historic Halloween Carnival

This family-friendly event doesn't try to scare the kids or fill them up with candy, organizers said.

Young participants compete for a sweet treat in the cupcake walk during last year’s Historic Halloween carnival presented by Magnolia Montessori School in Oxford.

Are you ready for a “Historic Halloween?” Magnolia Montessori School (MMS) is hosting its third annual Historic Halloween carnival on Friday, October 27, at the Old Armory Pavilion, which is on the corner of Bramlett Boulevard and University Avenue. Sponsored by Treehouse Toys and many other local businesses, the fun will begin at 4:30 p.m. and go on until dark.

Executive Director Margaret Seicshnaydre said Historic Halloween is a favorite tradition at the school. The event has two parts: a morning at-school presentation and an evening community carnival with food and drinks, games and educational activities, she said.

“The elementary and primary students celebrate the lives and contributions of prominent people in history by learning about and dressing up as important figures from the past,” Seicshnaydre said. “Historic Halloween is simply another way to enjoy the learning process. Kids gain confidence and feed their love of learning by choosing characters and conducting research according to their developmental levels. The carnival allows us to share some aspects of MMS with the community while raising money to support the Montessori experience.”

Halloween-themed baked goods and other refreshments will be available at Magnolia Montessori School’s Historic Halloween carnival, to be held at the Old Armory Pavilion on Oct. 27.

The carnival offers a fun, creative and educational time for children and their families. This year’s carnival will include a costume contest for parents, along with categories for children ages 2-5, and 6-up. There will also be bouncy slides, pumpkin painting, face painting, an archaeological dig, carnival games that celebrate artists and leading personalities from history, and much more fun, according to Anne Rhodes, who is coordinating the event.

“Our Historic Halloween Carnival is a family-friendly carnival geared toward younger children,” Rhodes said. “It is different from other Halloween parties in that ours doesn’t focus on scary, and we won’t fill the kids up on candy. Don’t forget the games and slides are included with your ticket, so the kids can play as much as they like. Oxford’s children will sleep well after our carnival for sure.”

Kevin Guyer and friends will play music. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase, as well as baked goods, pizza and other refreshments, including Yalobusha Beer.

Admission is free for parents and children under 1 year old and $10 per child older than 1, with a $40 maximum per family. Tickets may be purchased at the door, but tickets purchased in advance come with two free raffle tickets. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Magnolia Montessori School at office@magnoliamontessorischool.com or call 662-234-0344.


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