Northwest Iowa — The corn is nearly harvested. The trees are in beautiful color, but more and more of their leaves are falling every day. And pumpkins and other fall decorations are everywhere. It could only mean one thing. Soon little ghosts and goblins will be ringing your doorbell and shouting, “Trick or treat!”
We had a chance to talk to Sheldon Chamber Coordinator Allison Cooke, and she tells us about Halloween in Sheldon this year.
Another event that is the next day — the actual day of Halloween — Saturday the 31st is the Prairie Arts Council Halloween Carnival, which will be from 1 to 3 PM at the Prairie Arts Schoolhouse Complex on Highway 18. Karin Vanden Berg is one of the organizers of that event. She tells us what they have planned.
So again, in Sheldon, on Friday the 30th kids can participate in the following:
- Downtown trick-or-treating will be held from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
- Sanford Senior Care from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
On Saturday the 31st:
- Prairie Arts Council Carnival will be from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Citywide trick-or-treating will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
In Sibley, Chamber Director Sheryl Peters says they’ll be doing downtown trick or treating on Friday the 30th, starting at 4 PM; with house-to-house trick-or-treating that same night. She says they will have a Halloween party at the 4-H building at the fairgrounds on Saturday evening, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. There will be games, food and prizes, plus a haunted maze. You’re invited to wear your costume. This will take place from 6 to 9 PM .
In Rock Rapids, Chamber Director Angie Jager says their “Halloween Parade,” which is basically downtown trick-or-treating in a continuous line of trick-or-treaters will start at 4 PM at the Sunshine Foods parking lot. Not only will the parade go by all the downtown businesses, but people from businesses from other parts of town will be along the parade route too, providing treats for trick-or-treaters. Jager says that Rock Rapids doesn’t tell people when to do trick-or-treating but some families will probably leave their costumes on and go Friday night, but others will actually go on Halloween on Saturday evening.
In Orange City, their merchants plan to have their annual “Business Trick-or-Treat” on the Friday before Halloween (Oct 30) from 12 o’clock noon until businesses close. Orange City Residential Trick-or-Treat is Saturday, October 31st, from 4:30-7:30 PM.