Tiger Night of Fun

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COLUMBIA- Columbia and Parks and Recreation hosted the annual "Tiger Night of Fun" Monday at the Hearnes Center.

The Halloween festivities are meant as an alternative to trick-or-treating for local families. The event avoids the door-to-door atmosphere with activities, games, and treats.

Parks and Recreation is in charge of the 75 booths set up, and organizing about 200 volunteers from around the community. Each organization sets up its own booth of activities for the kids.

"You know a lot of times, the booths and stuff will have educational games as well, so not only is it a learning enviornment it is a safe enviornment," Recreation Specialist Laura Nerling said.

Different types of booths included inflatable slides, face painting, haunted trails, and even bowling. Parks and Recreation ended up having more volunteers than needed, which allowed for extra help at each booth.

The event ran from 6 to 8 p.m. and was designed for children sixth grade and under.