13th Annual Haunted Paseo Boricua
This year’s festival includes over dozen of “halloweenesque” stations inspired by the carnival circus theme infused with a bit of Puerto Rican culture such as: a Haunted Casita, Scary Graveyard, Spooky Dancing & Thriller Stations, Healthy Treats Station, and the infamous and devilish Puerto Rican VEJIGANTE Station.
This is the second year that Haunted Paseo launches the initiative ” Healthy Treats for Healthier Kids” a campaign to inform children and their families about moderation and healthier snacks choices. We encourage our businesses to offer alternatives to candy in order to help prevent diabetes and obesity among our youth and in our community.
This event is being co-sponsored by: Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos H.S., West Town Bikes/Ciclo Urbano (Boys & Girls Bike Club), AfriCaribe Cultural Center, The Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Batey Urbano, Roberto Clemente High School, Muevete – Diabetes Empowerment Center, VIDA SIDA, The Chicago Park District, Alderman Roberto Maldonado (26th Ward), Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation, and The Greater Humboldt Park Community of Wellness.
HEALTHY TREATS, HEALTHIER CHILDREN CAMPAIGN
Did you know that the average kid consumes 3 cups of sugar during Halloween?
Last year Haunted Paseo launched an extraordinary campaign to promote healthy alternatives and moderation during and beyond the Halloween celebration. Children all ages and families were genuinely happy to receive more than candy, but also delicious treats that won’t scare good health away.
We are encouraging donations of every kind within this category to help realize this initiative.
Some examples are:
- Fruit Gummies
- Juice boxes
- Mini water bottles
- Plain cookies (graham crackers, Teddy Grahams, vanilla wafers, etc.)
- Baked chips, baked tortilla chips
- Low-fat granola or cereal bars
- Sugar-free gum
- Small toys (be conscious of small children)
Donations can be dropped off at DSBDA, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School, Erie Elementary Charter School, Diabetes Empowerment Center and many others.
Lets make it happen!