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Up to 3 families attend Halloweenie Roast

Sue Reeves


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Halloween village
The Halloweenie Roast features a kid-sized play village.

For the second year in a row, families  who participate in the Up to 3 Early Intervention Program at Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities gathered at a farm in Paradise to ride the M&M train, play in the Halloween village and roast weenies and marshmallows.

Last Wednesday, Up to 3 participants gathered at the Tams Family Farm at 7815 South Hwy. 165 in Paradise for the Halloweenie Roast.

“We sent 80 kids and family members,” said Up to 3 staff assistant Karen Cox. “That’s a huge turnout for a community event.”

According to Cox, members of the Tams family decorate their five-acre farm with Halloween spookiness and invite the community to come and enjoy it.  Kids can play in a village of houses sized just for them, listen to spooky stories during a hay-wagon ride or ride the M&M train pulled by an antique tractor. This year’s event featured Cruella DeVille’s limousine, pirate skeletons and a witch’s knobby-knee contest.

“It’s cheesy hilarious,” Cox said. “It’s a small town, hometown thing—cheap, simple fun.”

The Halloweenie Roast is open from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the days leading up to Halloween. There is no cost and donations are not accepted.

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