Be sure to take a minute to plan out your festivities on Halloween night.  You'll want to make sure there's time to collect candy as well as check out the 5th Annual Hoot & Howl Halloween Bash with the Missoula Family YMCA.

There'll be arts and crafts, a costume contest and trick-or-treating for the kids.

The fun will include prizes for costumes and a cider station.

Admission is free but a $1 donation is suggested.  But, come on, that's some good family fun for just a dollar!

Join the fun at the Missoula Family YMCA on Halloween night from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

All the details from a press release are below.

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Missoula Family YMCA will host an evening of spooky family fun at its 5th annual Hoot & Howl Halloween Bash.

“As a community-focused organization, the Y loves Halloween,” said Kat Franchino, event coordinator. “Halloween is a holiday that encourages us to spend time with our neighbors. The Y is so excited to host the 5th Annual Hoot & Howl and offer our friends, families and neighbors a way to celebrate this fun holiday together.”

The YMCA’s 5th Annual Hoot & Howl Halloween Bash will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Missoula Family YMCA, 3000 S. Russell St. Attendees can expect a variety of Halloween-themed activities and crafts, as well as indoor trick-or-treating, a cider station and a costume contest.

The Hoot & Howl is a Teal Pumpkin event and will offer non-food and nut-free treat options.

The Hoot & Howl costume contest will start at 6 p.m. and prizes will be awarded for the Best Family Costume and top three Best Youth Costumes. Prizes include Sweet Peaks ice cream and Flying Squirrel jump passes.

The 5th Annual Hoot & Howl Halloween Bash is open to the public and sponsored by Nelson Dentistry. Admission is a $1 suggested donation. For more information on the Hoot & Howl, visit

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