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Trick or Treating hours set....and much more to do on Halloween in Whitley County

(Talk of the Town photo by Jennifer Zartman Romano) 

By Jennifer Zartman Romano

When you flipped the calendar page – you knew it was coming…Halloween.

Already, countless area groups have begun getting their plans in order for open houses, truck-or-treats and trick or treating – and the excitement is building.

The City of Columbia City has set Saturday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. as the official hours for trick or treating this year. Residents who wish to participate are urged to turn their porch lights on. The Whitley County Courthouse will be open so that residents can have their candy scanned if they wish to do so.

The Columbia City Fire Department will host an open house that evening and give candy to kids in costume at the fire station on West Market Street.

South Whitley will also host community-wide trick or treating on Saturday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. Trick-or-treating in other neighboring towns will be held on Saturday, October 31, in Larwill from 6-8 p.m. and Sidney from 5:30-7 p.m.

An official trick or treating time has not yet been established for Churubusco.

Oak Grove Church of God is hosting a Family Harvest Party on October 31 from 6-9 p.m. at the church. The event is designed to be a fun and safe way to come together with your family with a “truck or treat” to allow families the chance to get some sweet treats and stay safe. They plan to have food and other activities will be going on as well.

The Humane Shelter of Whitley County is having a Halloween party for ghosts and goblins of the four-legged, furry kind. There will be treats and costume contests with prizes for the best costume, two legged and four legged! The event will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2009, from 1 - 5 p.m. at the shelter on 951 South Line Street in Columbia City.

The Peabody Public Library will host some Halloween fun from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. Christie will create balloon animals from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Children are urged to wear costumes and enjoy games, puzzles, crafts and other fun activities. There is no admission to attend.

If your group or organization has a “Trunk or Treat” event planned or other fall event planned you’d like to share, send us an email at: jennifer@talkofthetownwc.com

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