Some came for the pony rides and the chance to meet Winnie the Pooh. Others came for the treats, the tricks and the games. All came to enjoy a Mission Viejo celebration like no other just before Halloween.
Saturday’s Hometown Halloween at Oso Viejo Park and the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center attracted tons of kids sporting creative, colorful and cool costumes. There were princesses, super heroes, pumpkins, monkeys, pirates and even more princesses. Some kids had colored hair, while others wore hats and face paint and all things Halloween. Many enjoyed showing off their costumes during the parade hosted by Winnie the Pooh and Cat in the Hat. Brave young souls ventured into the Whacky Withchin’ Kitchen haunted house while budding cowboys and cowgirls saddled up for pony rides.
5’ Rabbit, a band made up of local dads, rocked the house with tunes that got many grooving to the beat. There were trick-or-treat stations, games galore and fun for all.
“I really liked meeting Cat in the Hat,” said 3-year-old Brenna Pagel.