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Make Your Reservation Today for BOOne-anza Halloween Bash Oct. 31

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2019) — All University of Kentucky staff and faculty are invited to join in the fun for the sixth annual Halloween BOOne-anza costume party and contest from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct.31, at the Hilary J. Boone Center.  

Festivities will include a devilishly delicious lunch buffet, costume contest and unique trick-or-treating with partner vendors. Reservations are required for the buffet and can be made by calling the Boone Center at 859-257-1133 by 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.  Departments may reserve a table for up to eight people, and individuals may also reserve spots. The cost for this spooktacular affair, lunch included, is $13 plus service charge and tax.

To compete in the costume contest, register by clicking here. Check-in for costume contestants begins at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Following the event, anyone may vote for their favorites on the Boone Center’s Facebook page.  

The BOOne-anza Best Spirit Award will be given to the department whose table shows the best spirit (costumes considered) at the event, and prizes will be awarded for the best costume after voting ends at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. People may enter the costume contest as an individual or a group; one prize is available for each category.  

Guests are invited to trick-or-treat with partner vendors that will be set up at the Boone Center.    

Exhibit space is still available for departments or vendors. Email peg.connery@uky.edu for rules and to register. Space is limited.  

For additional information on the event, please contact the Hilary J. Boone Center, at 859-257-1133.

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