Bear Scare Needs Your Help!

Bear Scare flyerBear Scare is back in-person in 2022! But, with a full reset of volunteers and supplies needed after two years off, it will take the whole Madrona community to make sure this year’s event matches the level we’ve come to expect!

Madrona’s big Halloween party, Bear Scare, returns Friday, Oct. 28, from 6-8 p.m. All of your Bear Scare favorites are back — including the Pumpkin Carving Contest (with divisions for different grade levels), Haunted House, Trick-or-Treat Street, cupcake walk, cookie decorating, costumes, music and more — while new games and activities are being added to make the night even more fun for all ages! We’ll even have a balloon-animal-making station for the first time ever!

Planning is under way, but we can’t put on this event without YOU. Each year, Bear Scare requires more than 100 volunteers to help during the event, as well as with pre-event organization, donations and ticket sales, set-up, clean-up and more. There is something that each and every one of you can contribute; whether it’s a half-hour to help staff a table during the event (honestly, it beats just standing around trying to keep track of your kids!), donations of goodies in the weeks before, or any of a number of other ways to help.

Go to to volunteer, donate, or with any questions or suggestions you may have to make this year’s Bear Scare the best one yet!

Brian Beaky and Cynthia Engel
Bear Scare Co-Chairs

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