Halloween fun continues in Lake County

BALDWIN — There is plenty more Halloween goodies, scares and frightful fun for the kids.

This past Saturday, youth were treated to plenty of chilling excitement during the S&K Haunted Trail. The event, hosted by Shawn Coffey, in Idlewild, who has provided Halloween fun for 20 years, grows bigger and better each year, and really brings the community together.

Individuals and various groups/organizations in the county will donate candy or find ways to help out, and Coffey designs a great haunted trail, giving the youth a very memorable experience. Hot dogs and hot chocolate also are given out during the event, and plenty of candy for the kids.

If families missed out this past Saturday, or want to experience the scary adventures over again, there will be another S&K Haunted Trail beginning at dark, with the pole barn opening at 7:30 p.m. The trail is located at 7450 S. Coffey Ave., Baldwin.

Also last week, kids had a great time for the Spooktacular Story Hour, with a story, pumpkin decorating and Halloween contest, hosted by the Luther Area Public Library.

More Halloween events throughout the county are as scheduled:

⦁ On Saturday, Oct. 29, Sauble Township will have a Trunk-N-Treat, featuring food, fun and trunk-'n-treating from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Sauble Township Lindley Park Pavillion, 8906 W. 6 Mile Road, Irons. Participating vehicles can park along the ball field fence. The public is invited to pass out candy and decorate vehicles and wear costumes. Popcorn, donuts, cider and hot chocolate will be served.

⦁ Webber Township Fire Department is hosting the haunted fire barn, starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the fire hall, 2286 W. Springtime St., Baldwin.

⦁ An adult Halloween party will take place beginning at 7 p.m. at AMVETS Post No. 1988, 1959 W. 24th St., Baldwin, with music, games, food and a costume contest. Bring a snack to share.

⦁ On Sunday, Oct. 30, the Lake County Knights of Columbus are having a trunk or treat from 2-5 p.m. in the parking lot at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1001 Michigan Ave., Baldwin. Hot dogs and chips will be given to those who attend, and lots of treats for the kids. There also will be a contest for "best dressed vehicle." Cars participating should be in the parking lot by 1:30 p.m. For more information, call the St. Ann office at 231-745-7997.

⦁ Also on Sunday, Oct. 30, Chase Township Library is having a Trunk-or-Treat and chili cook off, costume contest and parade, scavenger hunt  and more - all in honor of its 150th Sesquicentennial anniversary, in which cake will be served, from 3-5 p.m. at the library, 8400 E. North St., Chase. The public is invited to attend and participate. Proceeds from the chili cookoff will benefit the library.

⦁ The Children's Trust Fund will have a Trunk or Treat from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Baldwin Community Schools, 525 4th St.) in the parking lot off 4th Street.

⦁ On Monday, Oct. 31, the Pathfinder Community Library, 812 Michigan Ave., is hosting an event, "Pretty Cool Pumpkins," from 5-7 p.m. Free pumpkins will be available as well as goody bags and snacks.