Halloween a fun community time
LAKE COUNTY — Halloween passed off very well in Lake County, with numerous organizations and communities pulling together to provide safe and fun outlets for children and families celebrating the holiday.
Every corner of the county and places in between had activities such as trunk-or-treats, haunted trails and fire barns and Halloween parties at libraries.
Pleasant Plains Township Fire Department, along with fire departments from Webber, Yates and Lake townships hosted a trunk-or-treat behind the Baldwin Business Center and served more than 300 cups of cider and dozens of doughnuts on Halloween. Baldwin Fire Department also announced a great turnout of people stopping for doughnuts, coffee and hot cocoa.
In downtown Baldwin, Darci Maldonado, owner of Pandora’s Box, handed out more than 600 pieces of candy to eager trick-or-treaters.
Kids filed into Chase Township Public Library for a trunk-or-treat and haunted library.
The Children’s Trust Fund provided a trunk-or-treat at the school, as well as the Luther Lions Club at the Luther Lions Hall.
Parties and events the weekend before Halloween were well attended, with a full crowd at the Pathfinder Community Library and Baldwin Lions Club Halloween Party.
There were lots of games, treats and pumpkin decorating.
The pumpkins were donated by Q’s in Hersey.
AMVETS had a trunk-or-treat and provided hot dogs and cocoa indoors.
Screams and shouts could be heard at Shawn Coffee’s haunted trail in Idlewild as a long line of people anticipated the attraction, which grows bigger each year. Treats such as hot dogs and cocoa also were served.
Shrine of the Pines provided a Fall Family Fun Day, with the museum season winding down for the year.
Judges got to vote on the best Halloween costume at the Sauble Trunk-or-Treat and Luther Area Public Library Halloween Party.