Tonganoxie getting Spooktacular; other area activities planned to celebrate Halloween
Minions have invaded downtown Tonganoxie.
Don’t worry, they’re harmless, and they will be adding to the fun Friday night along Fourth Street.
The Minions, made of square hay bales and dressed like the movie characters, are situated throughout Fourth Street.
The annual Tonganoxie Spooktacular event will be 6-8 p.m. in the downtown area. The event is a longstanding tradition in Tonganoxie. As it has for the last few years, Tonganoxie’s Entrepreneurs Achieving Success Together group is involved. Many local businesses are doing their part, as is the Tognanoxie Public Library.
Youths can visit downtown businesses and other spots for treats. Games and other activities also will be available, including an outdoor movie night.
At the Brunswick Ballroom, formerly Bichelmeyer’s Steakhouse, residents from Vintage Park Assisted Living will hand out candy to children stopping through the downtown area.
Visitors should also be on the lookout for a person wearing a white witch’s hat. The wearer of the hat will have special treats to those who spot them wearing the hat.
The event also caters to those who might have allergies to standard Halloween candy. Parents and children should look for places with a teal pumpkin, as they will provide goodies for children besides candy.
For more information about the event, visit the Tonganoxie Spooktacular 2016 Facebook page.
Spooktacular scavenger hunt continues
Youths can get started on the Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt by gathering clues Friday in downtown Tonganoxie. The hunt will run through Oct. 27 and prizes will be given out, such as mini Gambinos pizzas, a $100 gift card and 15 $10 bills.
To play, youths can get their clues from facebook.com/SkeletonScavengerHunt and then go to each location to receive the correct body parts and build their full skeletons to be entered in the drawing for the various prizes.
The scavenger hunt is being put on by Entrepreneurs Achieving Success Together, the Tonganoixe Public Library and local businesses.
EAST also will have games, music and a movie as part of the Spooktacular.
Haunted hayrides Saturday
Enjoy the ride of your Life on the Threshers Lair Haunted Hayride 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday at the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds.
Cost is $10 for adults and youths ages 7 and older and $5 for youths ages 6 and younger.
Linwood hosting Halloween party
The Linwood Library is hosting a Halloween party 5-7 p.m. Monday for children up to 10 years of age.
There will be a movie, games and candy, of course. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes.
McLouth Halloween party
Join the fun at the Community Halloween Party 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at the McLouth Fire Department.
A costume contest will start at 6:30 p.m. DJ Bob will provide the music. The McLouth Fire Department and local businesses are sponsoring the evening of fun, food and door prizes.
Tonganoxie Christian Trunk or Treat
Tonganoxie Christian Church will have a Trunk or Treat event 5-7 p.m. in the lower parking lot at the church, 204 Washington St.
The event is designed to be a safe and enjoyable alternative to standard trick or treating on Halloween Night.
The Tonganoxie Christian Church parking lot will be filled with games, and, of course, candy. Free hot dogs, chips, and drinks will also be available.
McLouth Trunk or Treat at UMC
McLouth United Methodist Church will host its 13th annual Trunk or Treat from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday in the high school parking lot.
Kids of all ages are welcome to participate in activities.
This is a great opportunity for families who live in the country to participate in the festivities, as well as it being a safe environment for everyone.