‘Monster Mash’ Brings Frights and Delights for the Community


Velia Moncada

Gila River Indian News


From frightening clowns to sweet Wednesday Adams impersonators, The Trail of Doom’s Monster Mash filled the Sacaton Fairgrounds with hundreds of Community members dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes on Oct. 26. The event drew over a thousand attendees. The annual event was coordinated by the GRIC Tribal Recreation and Wellness (TRW) Program, with various GRIC departments assisting at the Trunk-or-Treat portion of the event. 


TRW hosted many other events leading to the Monster Mash with a Zombie Zumba, Glow in the Dark Volleyball tournament, 5k run/walk, a Madhouse workout, and a TRW family night leading to the Day of the Deadlift at the Monster Mash. 


The sounds of vaila favorite, Gertie “n’ the T.O Boyz, performed at this year’s Monster Mash, filling the evening air with their cumbia and chicken scratch music. Community members of all ages who attended the Halloween festivities could also be seen enjoying the meals from local food vendors. 


The evening ended with filled bags of candy for the children and eager parents ready to go home to “test” the treats.