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Healthy Halloween Hoedown Fights Holiday "Sugar Shock"


The U.S. Census Bureau estimates more than 40 million children across the United States went trick-or-treating in 2012. According to Esquire Magazine, 67% of those kids admit they'll eat too much candy. But don't worry parents, there is hope. If you want to celebrate with your kids minus all the sugar, the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum in Stevens Point has just the thing.

The Healthy Halloween Hoedown is a great way to avoid the traditional "sugar shock" of Halloween and celebrate all the fun.

The Museum calls the Hoedown, "a safe, fun-filled alternative," to traditional trick-or-treating. Instead of going door to door exchanging a trick for a treat, the Hoedown offers healthy food, Halloween crafts, exhibit play, live spiders, a gift bag for each child and even some music to help everyone dance off their candy.

Kids can also check out exoctic animals from around the world at the "Creatures of Mystery exhibit at the Nature's Niche. Many of the animals on display are helping in the medical field or even used to solve crimes.

The Hoedown will run Friday, October 25th from 5-8pm. Tickets are $5 per person and infants under 12 months are free.

Proceeds will support family learning and programming exhibits at the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum.


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