Halloween is next Monday, Oct. 31 and there are an abundance of activities planned before and on that day. If your church or civic group will be offering a free community event for children, call Lisa Hobbs at 473-2191 to get it publicized.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Locust Street Church of God will be offering a fall festival from 6-8 p.m. Candy, chips, cokes, hotdogs, and inflatables will be offered to children for free. The church is located at 202 Locust Street.
Saturday, Oct. 29
Halloween in the Park in downtown Viola begins at 6 p.m. Along with trick-or-treating for children, hayrides and other activities, the event offers a costume contest with trophies for the best boy and best girl in two categories: newborn to 12 years, and 13-18 years.
“Hotel Transylvania 2” will be shown at the Farmers Market at 6 p.m. The movie is free and sponsored by Main Street McMinnville. The Redemption Center will provide refreshments.
Monday, Oct. 31
Trick or Treat Street in downtown McMinnville from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Look for the orange pumpkins for participating businesses. There will be a costume contest at Citizen’s Tri-County Bank at 10 a.m. for preschool children only, and one at 4 p.m. for school-age children only.
Three Star Mall’s Trick or Treat is from 4-6 p.m. Children can trick-or-treat through the mall at various businesses.
McMinnville Parks and Recreation Department will hold its Trail of Treats from 5-6:30 p.m. Booths will be set up along the walking trail behind the Civic Center on Garfield Street. There will be a costume contest for children.
First Baptist Church will be offering a Trunk or Treat from 6-8 p.m. Prizes, chili and hotdogs, sodas, cake walk, story tent, bouncy houses, trick or treating, and games will be offered for free. The church is located at 403 N. Spring Street.