WICHITA FALLS, TX - Celebrating Halloween doesn't always have to be scary. On Friday night the River Bend Nature Center will use the theme to not trick but instead teach kids about nature and treat them to some Halloween-style fun.
"We're having our annual Not-So-Scary Halloween event it's family nature night it is meant for children and their parents so we have candy we have games we have crafts we have a flashlight fun show that goes through the children's garden," said Jennica Lambert Administrative Assistant for the RBNC.
Not-So-Scary Halloween will begin at six in the evening and last until nine at night. Admission is $5 but can be lowered to $2 for the child if they come dressed in a costume, and RBNC members receive free admission. Lambert said that there's going to be a costume contest starting at 7:30, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and Wild Bird Rescue's feathered ambassadors of the sky will make a special appearance.
"This is our 12th year doing this it's a lot of fun," said Lambert.
All the money collected for the event is used to fundraise more events like Not-So-Scary Halloween and help support the efforts to educate Taxwomen about the nature around them. Lambert said this event is a great way to engage the community.
"River Bend Nature Centers Mission is to connect people to the natural environment of Texas so anytime we have an event we are getting people outside so all of our regular exhibits will be open," said Lambert.