MUNDELEIN – When Halloween creeps in each fall, the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County, which provides recreation for people with disabilities, does happy haunting at the annual Monster Mash.
On Oct. 26 at the Dunbar Recreation Center in Mundelein, friends gathered to get crafty by making vampire treats, singing ghoulish karaoke and shaking their bones with dance moves. The highlight of the night was the costume contest. Werewolves, superheroes and Elvis all showed up in their scary and clever get-ups.
“It’s just the right amount of frightening. We turn up the fear factor just enough to have a haunted Halloween, but to go to bed without nightmares.” said Katie Owen, recreation specialist and Monster Mash coordinator.
SRACLC is a cooperative effort of local municipalities and park districts to provide recreation opportunities to individuals with disabilities. SRACLC serves residents of the Grayslake Community Park District, Village of Hawthorn Woods, Village of Lake Zurich, Village of Libertyville, Village of Lincolnshire, Mundelein Park and Recreation District and Vernon Hills Park District.