MASON COUNTY — Little ghosts and goblins will be knocking on doors Oct. 26, hoping for candy and goodies, when Mason County observes the tradition of trick-or-treat.
Times set for the annual event are:
Point Pleasant – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Mason, Hartford, New Haven, Letart – 6 to 7 p.m.; and,
Leon, Southside, and all other areas (as set by the county commission) – 5 to 6:30 p.m.
In addition, parties and haunted houses will be held in various locations throughout the month.
“Southside Haunts,” now in its eighth year, began last weekend and will continue Oct. 13, 14, 21, 27 and 28. Held at the Southside Community Center, admission is $10 per person. It is open from dark until 11 p.m.
The Leon Luckies 4-H Club will sponsor “Trick-or-Treat on the Track” on Oct. 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. It will be held on the walking track at Healthcare of Leon-Buffalo.
Individuals, businesses and organizations are invited to bring a chair and candy to treat children in a safe environment. For more information, or to reserve a spot, contact Angie Thomas at 304-458-2255.
The annual Point Pleasant Halloween Block Party will be held at the Riverfront Park on Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Free to the public, there will be hotdogs, drinks, and popcorn, as well as costume judging and bounce houses.
Anyone is welcome to set up to give out treats or play games. Those wanting to help or donate can contact Denise Scarberry at 304-675-4873. Donations from area businesses and individuals help make the block party a free event.
Both Hartford and New Haven will hold parties immediately following trick-or-treat on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Hartford’s party will be held at the town community center, while the New Haven party will be held at the fire station. Both will offer games, refreshments and costume judging.
On Oct. 28 at 7 p.m., there will be a Halloween party at the Letart Community Center. Included will be decorated pumpkin judging, costume judging, games, a haunted house, and finger foods. Those attending are asked to bring drinks and finger foods to share.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at email@example.com.