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Halloween family fun for free October 25 at Marketplace Mall

Families with young children can have Halloween fun in a safe environment on October 25 at Marketplace Mall in Champaign.

Urbana Park District is partnering with Champaign Park District to put on the 33rd Halloween Funfest throughout the entire mall.

This is a free event and people do not need to register.

"This event is for families with kids age two to 11," said Janet Soesbe, Community Program Manager, Urbana Park District. "The Funfest is a safe environment so kids and parents or guardians can enjoy the evening."

The Funfest runs from 5 – 8 p.m. The evening features carnival games, trick-or-treating and a haunted house designed especially for young children with accompanying adult.

"The haunted house line closes at 7:30, so don’t miss it," Soesbe said.

Many civic groups and clubs have pitched in to help put the Funfest on. "We thank every organization that helps us," Soesbe said. She concluded, "We hope to see everyone at Marketplace Mall on October 25 for this family event."


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