By Tracy McNew
This year Halloween will fall on a Wednesday, and even though it’s a school night, there will be no shortage of activities to keep kids distracted from their homework and reading assignments. Watch out teachers, kids are likely to come to school unprepared and crashing into candy comas.
In Libby, the Libby Area Business Association is holding a store to store trick or treat event in downtown Libby from 4 until 6 p.m. Trick or treaters are invited to stop at any business with an orange pumpkin posted on their door.
The Rotary Club and school will host their annual Trunk or Treat event with free food donated by Rosauers, games, and decorated trunks for trick or treating. The event will also include a full haunted house again this year. Trunk or treating will be held in the parking lot of K.W. Maki Theatre from 5 until 7 p.m., and the haunted house, which will be located in the basement of the building, will be held from 6 until 8 p.m.
Libby Christian Church will hold a fall party from 4 until 7 p.m. with the theme “mission impossible.” They will have free games, a chili dinner, and lots of candy.
Specifically for younger kids, Libby Care Center has invited children from 0 to 4 years old to the Care Center for trick or treating from 2 until 3:30 p.m., and they will also hold a costume contest at 2:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids by the Care Center so that their residents will have an opportunity to enjoy Halloween festivities that they wouldn’t otherwise get to enjoy.
The Rotary Club is looking for volunteers willing to decorate trunks and hand out candy during the Trunk or Treat event. “The community makes this event such a success. Last year we had about 600 people come and enjoy the festivities, so the more trunks the better. It’s fun and safe for our children, and it’s fun for the volunteers to get to see the costumes and interact with local families too,” said club President, Malcolm Edwards.
The club is also accepting candy donations, prizes to give away for the games, and volunteers to help out during the event. Anyone interested can contact Tracy at The Montanian by calling 293-8202 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A witch reluctantly retrieves a treat from Cleopatra’s haunted trunk at last year’s Trunk or Treat event. Photo by Tracy McNew, The Montanian