Frightfully Fun Walk on October 28

Lynda Roqueta models the shirt that walk participants will receive. (Photo by Peggy McGee)

Peggy McGee

Dig out your favorite Halloween costume or create a new one for the Frightfully Fun Walk on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Quail Creek Veterans Municipal Park. Sponsored by Valley Assistance Services (VAS), a 501(c)(3) that has been meeting the needs of low-income families and seniors in the Greater Green Valley area for 50 years now, the benefit walk will support the many services that VAS offers. Rent and utility assistance, a fall prevention program, diabetes education, grief support, and job search and resume preparation are among the many services that are offered year-round.

The Welcome Ceremony will begin at 8 a.m., with the walk starting at 8:15 a.m., after some warm-up exercises. There will be both one- and two-mile options on a relatively flat course.

Registration fees are $25 for adults, $10 for students 18 and under, and free for children under age 6 and for furry friends. T-shirts will be given to the first 175 entrants. If you are unable to walk that day but still want to support the walk, VAS is offering a Virtual Walk option. The fee is $25, and you get a T-shirt while quantities last.

Three prizes will be awarded for funniest, scariest, and best overall costume for the human entrants, and there will be a special prize for pets.

Registration forms may be picked up and paid for at the following locations: Nancy Pantz, Posada Java, Green Valley/Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce, and Valley Assistance Services. VAS is located at 3950 S. Camino Del Heroe in the Springs HOA. Forms can also be obtained by contacting Quail Creek resident Peggy McGee at [email protected] (preferred) or 520-207-6188. VAS can process credit card registrations, but the other locations will accept cash or checks only.