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9th Annual Monster Dash Was Spooky Fun!

The organizers of the 9th Annual Monster Dash were excited to welcome perfect weather and a Spooktacular crowd for their event on Saturday, October 16th at Jack & Mary’s in Schulenburg. Participants enjoyed trick-or-treating at Boo Around the Block, music and yummy provisions served up by the And Then Crew at the Happy Camper food trailer. The longest standing tradition of the Monster Dash is the Jack Hooper Halloween Costume Contest. This year there was a new format where secret judges selected ten finalists. Those finalists included: Tyson Mendel, Casen Strickland, Brock Mendel, and Camden Strickland (the Avengers); Raven Demel (Native American Indian); Camden Demel (baby shark); Clay Hoffmann (astronaut); Kathy & Nita Chovancec (fancy ladies); Lyric Ahrens (giraffe); Brooke Shiner (mermaid); Cate Hooper (Elvis); Dawson, Paisley & Harper Guentert (Anna, Elsa& Olaf), and Emma Kubala & Will Keilbach (Ken & Barbie). The overall winners were Emma & Will Keilbach! The actual Monster “Dash” was held to see who was fastest in town. The winners of this event included: Pre-k/k-Kenny Houston, Elementary-Braxton Howlett, Junior High-Charlie Shank, Adult Female-CJ Prihoda, and Adult Male-Craig ‘Rooster’ Hoffman. The evening was packed full of fun, with some especially spooky dancing by the On Pointe Dance Studio dancers. Turtle Wing is grateful for those who donated and made purchases as well for the silent auction. Proceeds from the Monster Dash benefit Turtle Wing Foundation which strives to help individuals with learning challenges in rural areas achieve their full potential by providing access to a shared network of emotional, educational, and therapeutic services. Program participants are all from Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca and surrounding counties. Turtle Wing’s three programming areas are Early Intervention, Supplemental Services, and Community Education & Advocacy. For more information on the services provided by Turtle Wing please contact Destiny Psencik at (979)505-5090, follow them on Facebook @turtlewingfoundation, or visit www.turtlewingfoundation.org.




MD Costume Finalists 21: (in no particular order) Tyson Mendel, Casen Strickland, Brock Mendel, and Camden Strickland (the Avengers); Camden Demel (baby shark); Clay Hoffmann (astronaut); Kathy & Nita Chovancec (fancy ladies); Lyric Ahrens (giraffe); Brooke Shimek (mermaid); Cate Hooper (Elvis); Dawson, Paisley & Harper Guentert (Anna, Elsa& Olaf), and Emma Kubala & Will Keilbach (Ken & Barbie). Not pictured - Raven Demel (Native American Indian).




MD Dash Winners 21: (L-R) Chris Hooper, Charlie Shank/Jr. High winner, CJ Prihoda/Adult Female winner, Diane Hooper, Rooster Hoffman/Adult Male winner.




MD Costume Winners 21: (L-R) Will Keilbach & Emma Kubala as Ken & Barbie


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