Halloween activities come to the area
(Editor’s Note: If you have activities to add to this list, send them to Lana Muthler at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 570-748-6791. As the list is updated, it will be reprinted in The Express.)
Stores are filled with costumes, masks, decorations, candy and other goodies for door-to-door visitors. Yards and houses are decked out with pumpkins, corn stalks, bales of hay, ghosts and goblins hanging from trees.
Although COVID-19 has caused a lot of changes since it invaded our country almost a year ago, some things never change … and Halloween seems to be one of them.
Many municipalities and organizations have scheduled special events and trick and treat hours for local youngsters, all the while keeping rules and regulations in mind to protect and keep children and others involved safe.
Of course, the final decision will be made by parents who will choose whether to allow their children to participate in these events or not and how they may choose to protect them.
The following Halloween activities have been reported to The Express:
HAUNTED WALKING TOURS
— The Lock Haven Paranormal Seekers will host Haunted Walking Tours on Oct. 19, 24, 26 and 30 at 7 p.m. nightly and also Oct. 23, 24 and 30 at 11 p.m. from the Ross Library. The one-hour tours will feature stories and locations each evening. Bring a flashlight. Cost is $5. Pre-pay and pre-registration required. Benefits the Ross Library. 570-748-3321 or email@example.com
FALL FEST DRIVE-THROUGH CARNIVAL
— Echo Hope Assembly, 320 Hogan Blvd.,will hold a Fall Fest drive-through carnival from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. Contactless games, prepackaged snacks and treats, and a photo booth! Wear costumes if you would like, or dress the family in fall colors. Digital pics will be taken. You’ll be challenged to escape the drive-thru by solving a riddle as you progress through the stations in your car. Students in Pre-K through high school are welcome to participate.
TRUNK OR TREAT
— Beech Creek Wesleyan Church, 217 Main St., Beech Creek, will be hosting their annual Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m. COVID-19 precautions will be in place.
— Twisted Metal Garage, formerly Anastos Brothers, at the corner of Jay and East Church streets, Lock Haven, will hold Trunk or Treat, from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. There will also be classic cars and trucks on display.
— Mill Hall Fire Department will be having a trunk or treat on Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the fire station.
TRICK OR TREAT
— Avis trick or treat will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.
— Bellefonte Trick or Treat night is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. Rain date is 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1.
— Flemington trick or treat will be from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31.
— Howard Borough will have their trick or treating on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. Due to COVID-19 the annual Halloween Parade in Howard will not be held this year.
— Mill Hall will hold trick or treating from 6-8 p.m.Oct. 31.
— Walker Township will hold trick or treat on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m.
As a reminder, Trick or Treat is an optional event for the community where participation is not required. If you wish to not participate in Trick or Treat, please have all exterior lights turned off between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. If participating in Trick or Treat please maintain proper social distancing from others and follow safety protocols in compliance with the CDC Guidelines.