Under clear blue skies Governors Village families gathered at the Park playground on Saturday, October 24, 2015 for the annual autumn BooFest.
Crowds formed early as the Kid’s Games and Crafts got underway.
Children eagerly queued up to have their faces painted by Valerie.
Stephen Moll, a.k.a. Pum-King, confidently shepherded villains, superheroes, princesses, ghosts and more in the traditional costume parade.
Only Burger Food Truck supplied delicious burgers and fries. Residents contributed desserts to share, filling several tables with irresistible treats.
There were two categories in the Pumpkin Decorating Contest, one for kid-decorated pumpkins and one for parent-assisted designs.
Nearby the playground was abuzz with energy and happy voices.
The Goathouse Refuge table featured an assortment of animal mugs and other handcrafted pieces by Italian artist Siglinda Scarpa. Proceeds from purchases of these items go to the care of animals.
Thanks to key organizer Linda Kreiter for overseeing this event. Led by Linda, many Social Committee members and other volunteers staged a fun-filled afternoon of activities that brought smiles and shrieks of joy to the neighborhood.
By afternoon colorful tents started appearing in Meadow Park in preparation for the traditional, post-BooFest family campout. This year the Governors Village YMCA Princesses Waco Tribe hosted the overnight event.
Non-camping neighbors joined the camping families around a fire to enjoy hot chocolate, marshmallows, smores and music. Fresh coffee and hot chocolate were served around the fire pit in the morning as the sun colored the rosy sky. Thanks to Scott Leslie for coordinating the campout.
BooFest event – Linda Kreiter, fastdogs2 at nc.rr.com
Family campout – Scott Leslie, scottpleslie at gmail.com
Sponsored by Governors Village Social Committee