|Halloween events scheduled in North Woods communities|
Area communities and service organizations are gearing up for annual Halloween celebrations.
Most youth activities are set for Halloween night Thursday, Oct. 31. Phelps and Sugar Camp have events planned Saturday,?Oct. 26.
Some communities also have announced trick-or-treating hours.The following communities have reported activities to this newspaper:
The 64th annual Eagle River Lions Club Hallogras Halloween party will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, in the Northland Pines Middle School gymnasium.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. The party will end at 7:30 p.m.
The event will feature hot dogs, soda, ice cream, games and prizes. Each child attendee will receive a gift bag of candy.
The City Council didn’t assign any regular hours for trick-or-treating in the city of Eagle River. The police department asks parents to have their children attend the Hallogras party at the school.
If youths do trick or treat, Police Chief Mark Vander Bloomen suggests children go out during daylight hours only, unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
The Three Lakes Lions Club welcomes all Three Lakes area preschool through sixth-grade children to its annual Halloween parade, pumpkin-carving contest and costume judging Thursday, Oct. 31.
Any youths participating in the pumpkin-carving contest should take their entries to the school commons by 5:45 p.m., as judging will take place during the parade.
Prizes will be awarded to four groups: preschool to kindergarten; first- to second-grade; third- to fourth-grade; and fifth- to sixth-grade. Pumpkins will be judged on creativity and the Halloween theme.
Children and their parents walking in the costume parade should be at the Three Lakes Winery parking lot by 6 p.m. The parade will travel south down Gogebic Street to Erie Street toward the post office and head south to the school.
Costume judging, including an adult category, will begin in the school commons as soon as the parade participants arrive. Prizes will be awarded for scariest, prettiest, funniest and most creative costumes.
Trick-or-treating after the event is at the discretion of parents. The Lions Club, as well as police and fire departments, ask that children be accompanied by an adult.
The Phelps Parents Association will hold a Halloween party at Phelps School Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m.
A trick-or-treating map will feature the addresses of homes open for trick-or-treaters, who will be traveling from house to house prior to the party from 2 to 5 p.m. Maps will be available at local businesses that day.
A free meal of hot dogs and chips will be served at the party, followed by games in the small gym.
Donations of bars or cookies may be dropped off at the concession stand that night.
The Conover Lions Club will host a Halloween party for youths Thursday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m. at the Conover Community Center, located on Highway K East.
The party will feature games, candy and prizes for best costume in each age group. Food will be available.
For more information, call (715) 479-8064.
Land O’ Lakes
Trick or treating is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 31, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Land O’ Lakes.
The Friends of Land O’ Lakes Library and the Land O’ Lakes Park & Recreation Department also will host a Halloween party featuring food and games at the library from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
The Sugar Camp community has announced that trick-or-treating hours will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Our Savior Lutheran Church in Eagle River will hold its Trunk or Treat family event Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Church members will hand out candy and small toys from their car trunks to trick or treaters in the parking lot area.
Apple cider, popcorn and caramel apples will be served. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information, call (715) 479-6226.
|Tuesday, October 22, 2013 5:34 PM|