Photo courtesy of Beavercreek Pizza Dive

Kids in costume eat free pizza, score free goodie bags at this expanded Beavercreek Pizza Dive Halloween event

A Beavercreek pizza restaurant’s annual “Kids Eat Free” Halloween party has expanded to become “The Great DXRD Halloween Party,” with multiple stops available along or near Dayton-Xenia Road, the unofficial Main Street of Beavercreek.

The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, and will be anchored by the kids-eat-free buffet at Beavercreek Pizza Dive, 4021 Dayton-Xenia Road, which will be offered to children 10 and under in costume. The kids will enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet of pepperoni or cheese pizza, pretzel bites and a drink. 

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No purchase is necessary. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and the restaurant asks that an adult be present for every two or three children. It is not a drop-off event, the pizza shop’s owners said on its web site. Those 11 and older can dine at the buffet for $5 with water (tax included) or $7 with a fountain drink (tax included). The offer is not good on carry-out or delivery orders and cannot be combined with other offers. 

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The first 350 children will receive a goodie bag courtesy of Sanderson Insurance Agency with freebies from local merchants, such as a certificate for a free pizza from Beavercreek Pizza Dive and items or offers from the insurance agency, 24-7 Gym and Fitness, Central Carpet & Interiors, Primrose School of Beavercreek, Greene County Public Library, and McAfee Heating and Air Conditioning.

Beavercreek Pizza Dive co-owner Teresa Howard Geraci said the pizza shop has been hosting a kids-eat-free event for eight years, and it has grown in recent years as neighboring merchants have collaborated. 

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“This is the first year we've had seven stops,” Geraci said.

Here is a listing from the pizza shop’s event announcement of the other merchants and their offers as part of the DXRD Halloween Party:

FREE ART ACTIVITIES 

– at Decoy Art Center 

Decoy Art Studio is joining the Halloween Party fun with FREE kids art activities during the event from 4:00 to 8:00.It’s located at 3491 Dayton-Xenia Road (just down the street, past the post office, in the former Antiques Marketplace building). 

MAKE A FREE BIRD FEEDER 

– at Decoy Art Center with Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop 

Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop will be visiting at Decoy Art Center and making free bird feeders with children 10 and younger. 

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FREE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS 

– at Decoy Art Center 

Carlson Photography will be taking professional photos of the kids in costume on their autumn scene inside Decoy Art Center. 

FREE BEST COSTUME TROPHY 

– at TJ Awards 

Get a best costume award during the party when you stop by TJ Awards Co.. Children in costume get to watch as their name is laser engraved on the plaque for their FREE trophy. TJ Awards is next to Knollwood Garden Center, in the strip with Capitol Cleaners. 

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FREE PERSONALIZED PUZZLE PIECES, 

CANDY & A TURN ON THE PRIZE WHEEL 

– at Puzzle Plus 

Puzzles Plus will have free candy. Plus, stop by and see their laser burner in action as they burn your child’s name on a wooden puzzle piece! They’re just around the corner on North Fairfield, next to ele Cake Company.

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FREE FACE PAINTING & TEMPORARY TATTOOS 

– at Bombshell Culture Salon 

Bombshell Culture Salon is next to Knickerbocker in Decoy Art Center’s former home. They’re opening just in time for the Halloween Party with free face painting, air brush spray tattoos and colorful sprays for hair. 

FREE GOODIE BAGS 

– at Sew in Style 

Stop in at Sew In Style, School of Sewing for a free goodie bag and check out their sewing classes for kids and adults of all ages and sewing experience levels. 

FREE CANDY 

– at La Crique Boutique 

Stop in La Crique Boutique for free candy and a chance to win a $30 gift certificate. 

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