The Highlands Sports Complex is getting into the Halloween spirit, hosting its inaugural Highlands Sports Spooktacular.

The event will be held Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Highlands Sports Complex. Vendors from all over the Ohio Valley will be handing out treats and the complex, in conjunction with the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, also will host a costume contest.

Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, cutest, funnies and most creative costume at the complex, as well as an overall winner, who will win a free birthday party, a $300 value.

Tickets for the event are $5 in advance and $7 the day of the event. That ticket includes a hot dog, small soda, $5 arcade card and trick or treating inside the complex.

The varsity Wheeling Central volleyball team has volunteered to run the cash games that will include a witches hat ring toss, mummy sack races, ghost/pumpkin bowling, and pin the spider on the web. Norma Fleagane, local published author of the series “Sneaky the Hairy Mountain Monster,” will have book readings throughout the evening and will be donating 10% of each book sold to United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.

All proceeds from the event will go to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley. For more information, call the complex at 304-238-9650.

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