Halloween events draw plenty of trick-or-treaters in Van Buren

by | November 2, 2017 8:21 am

Spooky Stories at the Burritt Memorial Library were part of the many activities held in Van Buren County for Halloween.

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Several Halloween events that were held over the course of the past several days in Van Buren County drew plenty of trick-or-treaters for numerous opportunities for family fun.

Families in Van Buren County had the opportunity to attend several different Halloween events over the course of the past week, thanks to numerous different organizations and sponsors.

On Halloween night, trick-or-treaters and their families enjoyed the Second Annual Trunk-or-Treat event, hosted by Van Buren County Sheriff Eddie Carter. Countless children from young to young-at-heart enjoyed an evening around the Van Buren County Courthouse participating in the event.

“I want to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed the truck-or-treat event,” stated Carter. “I also want to thank Citizens Tri-County Bank for their help with sponsoring this event.”

Dozens of sheriff department personnel, first responders, park rangers, and public service officials were on hand to pass out candy to all those who attended the trunk-or-treat.

Another event that had over 30 people to attend was the Annual Halloween Party at Burritt Memorial Library that was held Oct. 26. Trick-or-treaters and their families attended an afternoon of treats, costume contests, and hearing spooky stories.

Thanks to the help of staff, volunteers, library board members, as well as Ann Parker and Fran Lombardo, who read numerous “Spooky Stories” to the children, the annual library Halloween party was a success. The winners of this year’s library costume contests were Jocie Shockley and Dallin Grissom.

“I just want to say thanks to the community and for all those who helped make our library Halloween party a success,” stated Burritt Memorial Library Director Kendra Kirby. “ Make sure you keep a watch for future events at the library.”

Additionally, Van Buren County Parks and Recreations held its first “Spooktacular” movie night event, on Oct. 28. However, because of inclement weather, the outdoor event was moved inside. Those who attended the first Halloween movie night event enjoyed numerous activities, including the free movie.

Organizers would like to thank everyone who volunteered, supported, and participated in the various events.

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