It's back! Hope Rises is hosting its annual Halloween Bash for the second year in a row. The party will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the historic Lafayette building. 

After a successful first year, Hope Rises board of directors chair Cheryl Grappe says this year will be another opportunity to raise much-needed funds for the organization, while also having plenty of fun. 

Hope Rises works to help women who have been incarcerated reenter the world. The organization offers a program that aims to help women achieve successful reentry into the community. The funds raised at the Halloween Bash will be used toward those efforts and to create more pre-release and treatment programming opportunities for women in prison.

This year, the costume contest will be judged by Little Rock real estate agent Tony Curtis and state representative Vivian Flowers from Pine Bluff. Prizes will be handed out to the winners of the best individual costume and best couple costume. Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be talk show host Eric Sullivan from 103.7 The Buzz. Tasty bites will be served courtesy of Dandy Line Kitchen, a social enterprise program of Hope Rises.

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online through the Hope Rises Facebook page or at the door. Ticket price includes admission, costume contest, food, beer and wine, music and dancing.