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Stacey Oswald, originally from South Florida, moved to Nashville as a member of Vanderbilt University's class of 2015. There, she is the assistant editor of Vanderbilt HerCampus, an online magazine for college girls, as well as a writer for the sports section of the Vanderbilt Hustler. She recently became an initiated sister of Kappa Delta sorority and looks forward to getting involved in more organizations, like an a capella group or a club sport, during her college career. Outside of school and her extracurriculars, Stacey finds happiness in many sources, the most crucial being exercise and the sun. She loves to attend exercise classes and is an avid runner; she recently completed the Country Music Half Marathon. She also loves Vitamin D, especially when on the beach- though of course, she only soaks up the sun after applying SPF. A few of the things Stacey couldn't live without? Good food (especially from Sweet Cece's, Bricktops, and Bread & Co.), great books (The Bungalow by Sarah Jio is a recent favorite), her family back in Florida, her wonderful boyfriend, and all of the great friends she's made at Vanderbilt.

Ghouls At Grassmere 2013 At Nashville Zoo

As a child, Halloween was always one of my favorite holidays. The costumes, the candy, the chill in the air… it’s a little kid’s dream. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve fallen less in love with the holiday, but I know that when I have a family, everything will change once again. I can only hope that events like Ghouls at Grassmere will be around when I have kids one day.

This after-hours event at the Nashville Zoo is perfect for young families looking to have a festive Halloween experience. The people at Grassmere have created tons of kid-friendly attractions, like the Monster Lab, Monster Mash, Kookie Kiddie Kove, and the Monsterpiece Theatre. Kids will be able to dance, eat, play… and maybe even be scared if they feel like braving the Haunted Hayride. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume, as there will be a Children’s Costume Parade. In addition, 20 treat stations will be set up for trick-or-treating purposes- because kids can always use more candy, right?

Photo Credit: Nashville Zoo

Photo Credit: Nashville Zoo

This awesome event is also a Zoo fundraiser, so ticket proceeds will go toward keeping the Nashville Zoo around for many more years to come.

If you’re trying to make your child’s Halloween experience extra spooky, consider taking him/her to Ghouls at Grassmere. And if you’re just a big kid who wants to re-live some childish Halloween fun, don’t be scared (no pun intended)! Everyone is welcome at the Zoo this October!

WHEN: Friday-Sunday, October 18-20 AND Thursday-Sunday, October 24-27, 2013 5-9 p.m. nightly (note: all animals will be sleeping during this event except those featured in the Unseen New World)

WHERE: Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
Ph. 615-833-1534

TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased here for $15, or $13 for members. If you purchase tickets before Oct. 17, you can save $2! Parking is available at the Zoo and included within the ticket price!

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