Mt. Vernon Register-News


October 22, 2010

Area trick or treat times announced

MT. VERNON — Trick or treat hours have been set in area communities.

The City of Mt. Vernon will hold trick or treating Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 for children 12 years of age and under.

Also on Oct. 30, the Village of Bonnie will have trick or treating from 5 to 8 p.m.; Dix is from 5 to 8 p.m.; Belle Rive is from 4 to 8 p.m.; Ina is from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; and Woodlawn is from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Village of Waltonville will hold trick or treat hours Sunday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m.

In addition to trick or treating, some area churches have set Trunk or Treat hours. Antioch Christian Church and the United Methodist Church will set up cars for Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30. East Hickory Hill Missionary Baptist Church is also offering Trunk or Treat hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30.

Other Halloween activities currently offered in Jefferson County are the Mt. Vernon Jaycees House of Horror, located at the old train depot on Second Street, with proceeds from admissions going to help a local man with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The House of Horror will be open Oct. 22, 23 and 28 through 31.

Mister Spooky’s Home Scary Home, located at 18454 East Ina Rd., will be open Oct. 22, 23 and 28 through 31. Admission is $10, and proceeds will go to benefit the Daniels family of Bluford, who lost their home, and their son, Brandan, to a fire. Those who bring a canned food item for the Pleasant Hill Church food pantry, will receive a $1 discount on admission.

Another tradition continues in northwest Jefferson County with the return of the Woodlawn Haunted Woods each Friday and Saturday through Oct. 30. Hours of operation are 7 to 8 p.m. for a “no scare” for younger children, and 8 to 11 p.m. for an “all scare” for older youth and adults. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for kids and children ages 4 and under are free. Those who bring a canned food item for food pantries will receive $1 off ticket prices.

For a second year, Mt. Vernon Township High School students from the Future Business Leaders of America will be collecting canned goods for the Central Christian Church food bank for Christmas for the Needy.

On Saturday, Oct. 23, at about 10 a.m., students will head into King City neighborhoods to distribute plastic bags they hope residents will fill with at least 500 canned goods for the food bank, said FBLA president Mark Schmidt, an MVTHS senior.

The following Saturday, Oct. 30, students will return to the neighborhoods to collect the donations. Those whose residences are not given bags but would like to donate may bring canned goods to the office of Robert Knutson in the Career and Technology Education office in F building.

Those with questions may call FBLA sponsor Rob Pipher at 246-5621.

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