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The Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) is creating “Spooktacular” a wonderful community event and safe haven for local youth on Wednesday, October 31 from 5-8 p.m. at Santa Monica PAL Youth Center at 1401 Olympic Blvd.

The Halloween Carnival includes family fun, costumes, trick-or-treat lane, arts and crafts, game booths and a haunted house all courtesy of major donors. PAL is a nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of companies in the community. Various “Spooktacular” sponsorship levels ranging from $100 to $2,000 are now available, interested sponsors can contact Eula Fritz at 310-458-8988.

“Our goal is to provide a safe and fun place for kids to be on Halloween. This is only made possible each year with the support of our donors and sponsors,” says Eula Fritz, Director at Santa Monica Police Activities League. “The Spooktacular event conitnues to grow and has become one of our most popular events. We are grateful for everyone’s continued support over the years and hope to also find the backing of interested new parties.”

“Spooktacular” is open to all youth and their families. More than 500 local families, children and guests participate each year in a safe evening full of frolicking fun and festivities.

The Santa Monica PAL is a nonprofit organization operated by the City of Santa Monica dedicated to providing a safe and supervised place for young people ages 6 through 17. PAL teaches skills, promotes self-respect and respect for others, and helps kids reach out to their peers and to adults. PAL provides free academic and cultural programs and a wide variety of recreational activities. Each year hundreds of youth learn to work and play in groups, with individual attention available whenever it is needed. The Santa Monica Police Activities League is located at the PAL Youth Center at 1401 Olympic Blvd. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 12-10 p.m. and Saturday from 12-6 p.m. For more information, call (310) 458-8988 or visit smpal.org.

Submitted by Cameron Andrews

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