Archive for Wednesday, October 24, 2007

City ready for ghosts, goblins

October 24, 2007

Youths eager for tricks and treats should look no farther than Tonganoxie, where several Halloween events are scheduled in the coming days.

On Saturday, the annual Halloween party and carnival will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site.

Youths should bring sacks to collect treats, and, if they wish, they may brave the haunted Historical Society Barn. Games, as well as haunted hayrack rides, will be offered, along with food and drinks.

Event-goers are advised to bring flashlights and wear warm clothes to the party and carnival, which is sponsored by the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission and the Halloween Party Committee.

Youths 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, on Halloween, children can partake in trunk-or-treat activities in McLouth and Tonganoxie -- from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church parking lot, 328 E. Fourth St, and from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the McLouth United Methodist Church parking lot, 209 W. Agnes.

The events offer youths a chance to trick-or-treat safely by visiting various cars with trunks filled with candy parked in the churches' parking lots.

For more information about the event, contact Donna Higbee at (913) 449-2104.

At the McLouth Baptist Church, people can stop by for various games and activities from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The church is in McLouth at the intersection of Kansas Highways 16 and 92.

At Tonganoxie Nursing Center, organizers there will be looking for many "ghosts and goblins."

From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the center, 1010 East St., youths may come by for trick-or-treating also.

For the last event of the night, Tonganoxie Christian Church will be sponsoring a children's fall festival party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The leads up to an 8 p.m. start for "Hallopalooza," an event open to youths in junior and senior high school.

The church campus is at 204 Washington St. in Tonganoxie.

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