Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Halloween fun for the kids Saturday, Sunday

  • Saturday carnival at UMC followed by party Sunday at armory.
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  • Halloween is coming up next week but the fun will get going already this weekend. First, on Saturday, Oct. 27, there will be a Halloween Carnival for kids at the University of Minnesota, Crookston from 12 to 4 p.m. in Bede Ballroom. Children can take part in various types of games, coloring and face painting and there will also be door prizes. The event is free for ages 2 to 12 years old. It is being hosted by Delta Theta Sigma with assistance from the Animal Science Association, Black Student Association, Pre-Vet Club, Peer connections and Ag-Arama.
    • Coming up on Sunday is the Crookston Community Halloween Party held at the Crookston National Guard Armory from 2 to 4 p.m. Trick-or-treaters fourth grade and younger accompanied by a responsible adult are welcome to attend and wear costumes. Bring a canned food item to help the CHS Leo Club with its food drive. Also on Sunday, there will be Halloween Fun at the Maple Lake Pavilion from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be snacks, roller skating, hay ride and more. Bring a non-perishable food donation. The event will be sponsored by the Faith Lutheran youth group and Royal Neighbors of America.
    • Finally, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, there will be several different events. At the AmericInn, kids will be able to trick-or-treat from 4 to 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. At RiverView, the third annual Treat Walk will be held in the Heritage Hallway from 6 to 7 p.m. RiverView Care Center residents will have lots of treats. Trick-or-treaters in costume are asked to use the Rehab Services entrance on the south side.
    • Another Halloween party for kids will be held upstairs at the Eagles from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Kids can play games, have hot dogs and chips and get a treat. Kids under 12 are free and admission for kids over 12 is $1.
    • Also on Oct. 31, at UMC, there will be a Haunted Red River Cemetery put on by UMC students and staff from 6 to 10 p.m. north of Centennial Hall on campus. It's a walk-through spooky cemetery scare. Parking will be in Lot G near the Kiehle building. Admission for the public is $4 and those who donate a non-perishable food item will be able to receive half-price admission. Proceeds from admission will support the Polk County Humane Society. The event is suitable for children that are 8 years and older.
    • On Halloween night, the CHS Leo Club will be going door to door collecting food items for the Crookston food shelf/food bank. Leo Club members will be wearing pins to identify themselves. If your house is missed, call Linda Morgan at the high school (281-2144), and arrangements will be made to pick up your food items.
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