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Turtle Wing Continues the Monster Dash Tradition

It’s hard to believe that Fall has officially arrived! Pumpkin and Spice flavoring has been added back to menus and fall décor is popping up in store windows and homes. Fall also means it’s time to start preparing your Halloween costumes for Turtle Wing Foundation’s 9th Annual Monster Dash, which will be held on October 16, 2021. The Monster Dash events will all happen in and around the Jack & Mary’s and And Then campus on the corner of Anderson Street and Lyons Avenue in Schulenburg (610 Lyons Avenue, Schulenburg). There is no entry fee to attend or participate in the spooky fun. The Monster Dash event is a crowd favorite for Fall fun and also raises money to help support critical Turtle Wing programming for families with loved ones who have learning challenges thanks to the generosity of the area businesses who sponsor it. The celebration begins at 5 PM and will run until around 7 PM. The Monster Dash was started in memory of Jack Hooper who LOVED Halloween and looked forward to dressing up each and every year. His love for this fun holiday is what inspired volunteers to begin this evening of not only remembering Jack and his fun-loving spirit, but also providing an opportunity for our community to get together and enjoy all that our small towns have to offer. The highlight of the evening will again be the traditional Jack Hooper Costume Contest and of course the Monster “Dash” which will spotlight who the fastest kid or big kid on the block is. Additionally, attendees will enjoy Boo-Around-the-Block, silent auction, a spooky performance by the On Pointe dancers, and of course food and music. Families from across the Turtle Wing service area, which includes Fayette, Colorado, Lavaca, and surrounding counties, are invited to participate. Businesses, organizations, and individuals are encouraged to set up a spooky station with goodies and information at Boo Around the Block. To register or get more information, the point of contact for Boo Around the Block is Darla Kubala at (979)249-7171 or Turtle Wing Foundation’s mission is 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 resources. Program participants all have academic, social-emotional, behavioral and/or developmental needs. Turtle Wing’s three programming areas are Early Intervention, Supplemental Services, and Community Education & Advocacy. For more information on the Monster Dash please contact event chair, Kari Tumis, at (361) 772-6998 or, follow on Facebook @turtlewingfoundation, or visit


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