Thursday, October 5, 2017

World of Little League® Museum to Host Halloween Costume Contest During Last Two Weekends in October

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (October 5, 2017) – The World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store will host a Halloween costume contest for two weekends – Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29 – where participants will have the opportunity to win prizes in 10 categories.

Anyone 14 and younger who comes dressed in costume on those days will be eligible to enter the contest and will have the opportunity to tour the museum for free. A photo will be taken of each entrant, with prize winners announced on Halloween.


“The museum’s costume contest is always fun for us and the families that participate,” said Lance Van Auken, Executive Director of the Museum and Little League Vice President. “It’s amazing to see the creativity that people put into the costumes. And the prizes kids can win are terrific.”

A panel of judges will select the winners from the photographs.

Entrants must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Kids can enter the contest from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on each of the four days. (The museum is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
Scariest costume
Prettiest costume
Funniest costume
Best original/homemade costume
Ugliest costume
Best animal costume
Best “real” human costume
Best legendary/mythological/fictional character costume
Best makeup
Best sports costume

It is not necessary for the parent(s) to purchase admission to the museum, in order for a child to enter the contest. Additional information is available by contacting the Museum at 570-326-3607.

The Museum’s next event in 2017 is Kids Day, a free annual event co-hosted with WVIA Public Media, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 18. Organizations and agencies serving youth will offer fun activities for children as well as provide information about programming.

Located at 525 Montgomery Pike (U.S. 15), the Museum’s ticket prices are normally $5 for general admission; $3 for seniors who are 62 and older, and $2 for children 12 and younger. As noted earlier, children up to age 14 in costume will be admitted free when they enter the contest on the designated days. Please Note: The Museum will be closed October 9 and October 17-19 for maintenance.

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