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HauntFest on Main

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, Downtown El Cajon Business Partners and

the City of El Cajon Present the 2nd Annual HauntFest on Main

20,000 are expected to the annual Halloween festival

EL CAJON, Calif. – (September 16, 2013) – On Friday, October 25, Downtown El Cajon will welcome back HauntFest on Main, an exciting family-friendly event featuring live music, a Terror Truck, costume contests, carnival rides, a car show, trick or treating, a Kidz Zone, a beer and wine garden, craft stations, gallery walk and a juried art show. The event, hosted by St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, Downtown El Cajon Business Partners and the City of El Cajon, will take place on Main Street from 5-10 p.m.

This year will feature new entertainment on multiple stages including Rockola, Paul Cannon, Fuzzy Rankins, Jason Weber and Back to the Garden. The “Buried Alive” Terror Truck is a new addition designed to submerge guests into an unforgettable experience, assaulting senses, fears and phobias. This attraction is meant for guests 12 years of age and up, however younger guests can experience a less spooky version of the Terror Truck with lights on from 5 to 6 p.m.

Bountiful Art: A Juried Art Show will return this year to kick off its exhibition at HauntFest displayed at Sophie’s Gallery through November 29. Guests will be able to view local artists’ original work and celebrate the community. Amy Galpin, Associate Curator for Art of the Americans at the San Diego Museum of Art will judge submissions. More than $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. To submit a work of art, call 619.593.2205 or email sophiesgallery@stmsc.org.

A more traditional carnival experience will be offered on Rea Avenue to feature bumper cars, swings, a flying elephant ride and carnival games. In addition, free activities including showings of Scooby-Doo, Munsters and Addams Family episodes on a 26-foot projector screen, animal zombie show, themed balloon characters & face painting with award-winning artist from Cruzzing Balloons, dance performances and more will be available in the Kidz Zone.

HauntFest goers are also encouraged to wear their best costume, as a children and adults costume contest will take place at the Prescott Promenade Stage, with up to $350 in prizes.

The event is free to attend with tickets for the wine, beer and food tasting in a secured, fenced-in Beer & Wine Garden for $10.  Proceeds from this year’s Beer & Wine Garden will benefit the programs offered to more than 400 adults with developmental disabilities at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event from 4:30 – 9:30 pm at the Centennial Plaza (corner of Rea Avenue & Sulzfeld Way)!

For more information, visit www.HauntFest.org.

Sponsors include the City of El Cajon, Downtown El Cajon Business Partners, St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, Viejas Casino & Resort, Waste Management, KPRi, CityBeat and Taylor Guitars.

Golden Swan - Lisa Spencer

SMS Auxiliary Presents: Brunch On The Bay, and Concert for a Cause

Brunch On The Bay, ‘Paradise Awaits You’

Golden Swan - Lisa Spencer

Honoree: Debra Emerson, CEO SMSC

Sunday, October 20, 2013
11:00 am—2:00 pm
Catamaran Resort & Spa, 3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego
Ticket price: $75 per person
Tables of 10 or 12 are available
Complimentary Self Parking

 

Enjoy a fun-filled day with…….. A silent auction, an opportunity drawing, a scrumptious brunch, a special honoring program, a bazaar, and Concert for the Cause, “Helping Adults with Developmental Disabilities”. All funds raised will benefit the students of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center!

For questions contact Judy Klareich at 619-562-2709 or JKlareich@att.net

 

Concert for a Cause, Helping Adults with Disabilities

Sunday, October 20, 2013
2:00 am—5:00 pm
Catamaran Resort & Spa, 3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego
Ticket price: $10 per person

Music by Groove Mercenaries

The name is “Groove Mercenaries”. We’re a group of musicians who, collectively, have many, many years of experience in the local San Diego music scene. We’ve all been sidemen and “hired guns” for more than a few local bands, hence the name. We’ve come together for the music. Many years ago, the saying was, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!” Our motto is, “It won’t make you move if it ain’t got the groove. Concert tickets are included in the price of the Brunch. If you cannot attend the Brunch but would like to attend the concert, tickets are available for $10.00 per person.

For questions contact Judy Klareich at 619-562-2709 or JKlareich@att.net

new website

New Website

Welcome to our newly redesigned website!

We hope that you will be able to easily find what you are looking for and will enjoy looking at all of the programs and news that we have available. If you have any questions or concerns about the new website, contact nfullerton@stmsc.org