Number Of Halloween Events Continue To Grow

October 13, 2023 at 5:01 p.m.

By JACKIE GORSKI Lifestyles Editor

Several towns and organizations have scheduled  Halloween events and trick-or-treating hours.
Below is a listing of all events. This story will be updated if more information is received.
Akron
Akron’s trick-or-treat hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Judging for the costume contest is at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the fire station.
Claypool
Claypool's trunk-or-treat will be Oct. 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Main Street. Information will be listed on the town's website, www.townofclaypool.com.
Etna Green
Trick-or-treat times for Etna Green are from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
Leesburg
Trick-or-treat hours in Leesburg this year will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
Milford
Trick-or-treat hours were set for 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31.
Trunk-or-treat will be 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Kosciusko Masonic Lodge #418 parking lot, 404 W. Syracuse St., Milford.
Mentone
Trick-or-treating will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 with costume judging starting at 7 p.m. at Mentone Elementary School.
Trunk-or-treat on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Mentone United Methodist Fellowship Hall.
North Webster
Trick-or-treating will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Pierceton
The town's trick-or-treat hours are 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Silver Lake
Trick-or-treat hours were set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
Syracuse
The Waters of Syracuse has a trick-or-treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. The Waters is located at 500 E. Pickwick Drive. For more information, call Brittany at 574-457-4401.
A trick-or-treat trail at Lakeside Park is 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 28. Churches, businesses or organizations are welcome to help give out candy. Contact the Syracuse Community Center at 574-457-3440 for more information.
A Haunted Woods is 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation Center at Levinson-LaBrosse Lakes and Wetlands Education Center on Ind. 13 one mile south of Syracuse. People may join Syracuse Parks and the Wawasee cross country team for a haunting stroll through the woods. The cost is $5 per person and cash-only. All children must be accompanied by adults. Contact the Syracuse Community Center at 574- 457-3440 for more information on the event.
Warsaw
Trick-or-treat hours are Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Spooktakular will be downtown Warsaw from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27.
Winona Lake
Trick-or-treat hours will be Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Trick-or-Treat on the Trail will be Oct. 28. Kids may pick up treats along the town’s greenway from 3 to 5 p.m. From 5 to 7 p.m. there will be a bonfire, s’mores and a showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at Winona Lake Limitless Park. The Warsaw Community Public Library will sponsor storytelling and Parkview Warsaw YMCA will sponsor games. Any businesses, sports teams or organizations that wish to have tables to hand out candy along the trail should email [email protected].
The Winona Lake Park Department will host a pumpkin-decorating contest for all ages. People should buy their own pumpkins and decorate them and drop them off at Winona Lake Limitless Park by noon Oct. 28. Pumpkins must be real in order to qualify and must have been decorated by hand by the person entering. The public may then vote via a penny-a-vote starting at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the park, with voting closing at 7 p.m.. The top three will win prizes, with the winners announced Oct. 31, on the park department’s Facebook page.
The Winona Lake Park Department will host The Great Pumpkin Race on Oct. 28. Pumpkins will be dropped at 5:30 p.m. for a race down Cherry Creek with the owners of the top 10 pumpkins winning prizes. To enter, people should buy pumpkins from the department by midnight Oct. 27. The cost is $5 a pumpkin or three for $10. People should stop by the parks’ office directly to buy pumpkins, email [email protected] to be provided a direct link for payment or drop off an envelope marked “Park Department/Great Pumpkin Race,” including the number of pumpkins to be purchased, payment and contact information (phone, email) to receive confirmation. The envelopes should be dropped off in the payment box located just outside of the Winona Lake Town Hall/the Winona Lake Police Department.

Several towns and organizations have scheduled  Halloween events and trick-or-treating hours.
Below is a listing of all events. This story will be updated if more information is received.
Akron
Akron’s trick-or-treat hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Judging for the costume contest is at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the fire station.
Claypool
Claypool's trunk-or-treat will be Oct. 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Main Street. Information will be listed on the town's website, www.townofclaypool.com.
Etna Green
Trick-or-treat times for Etna Green are from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
Leesburg
Trick-or-treat hours in Leesburg this year will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
Milford
Trick-or-treat hours were set for 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31.
Trunk-or-treat will be 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Kosciusko Masonic Lodge #418 parking lot, 404 W. Syracuse St., Milford.
Mentone
Trick-or-treating will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 with costume judging starting at 7 p.m. at Mentone Elementary School.
Trunk-or-treat on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Mentone United Methodist Fellowship Hall.
North Webster
Trick-or-treating will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Pierceton
The town's trick-or-treat hours are 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Silver Lake
Trick-or-treat hours were set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
Syracuse
The Waters of Syracuse has a trick-or-treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. The Waters is located at 500 E. Pickwick Drive. For more information, call Brittany at 574-457-4401.
A trick-or-treat trail at Lakeside Park is 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 28. Churches, businesses or organizations are welcome to help give out candy. Contact the Syracuse Community Center at 574-457-3440 for more information.
A Haunted Woods is 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation Center at Levinson-LaBrosse Lakes and Wetlands Education Center on Ind. 13 one mile south of Syracuse. People may join Syracuse Parks and the Wawasee cross country team for a haunting stroll through the woods. The cost is $5 per person and cash-only. All children must be accompanied by adults. Contact the Syracuse Community Center at 574- 457-3440 for more information on the event.
Warsaw
Trick-or-treat hours are Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Spooktakular will be downtown Warsaw from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27.
Winona Lake
Trick-or-treat hours will be Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Trick-or-Treat on the Trail will be Oct. 28. Kids may pick up treats along the town’s greenway from 3 to 5 p.m. From 5 to 7 p.m. there will be a bonfire, s’mores and a showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at Winona Lake Limitless Park. The Warsaw Community Public Library will sponsor storytelling and Parkview Warsaw YMCA will sponsor games. Any businesses, sports teams or organizations that wish to have tables to hand out candy along the trail should email [email protected].
The Winona Lake Park Department will host a pumpkin-decorating contest for all ages. People should buy their own pumpkins and decorate them and drop them off at Winona Lake Limitless Park by noon Oct. 28. Pumpkins must be real in order to qualify and must have been decorated by hand by the person entering. The public may then vote via a penny-a-vote starting at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the park, with voting closing at 7 p.m.. The top three will win prizes, with the winners announced Oct. 31, on the park department’s Facebook page.
The Winona Lake Park Department will host The Great Pumpkin Race on Oct. 28. Pumpkins will be dropped at 5:30 p.m. for a race down Cherry Creek with the owners of the top 10 pumpkins winning prizes. To enter, people should buy pumpkins from the department by midnight Oct. 27. The cost is $5 a pumpkin or three for $10. People should stop by the parks’ office directly to buy pumpkins, email [email protected] to be provided a direct link for payment or drop off an envelope marked “Park Department/Great Pumpkin Race,” including the number of pumpkins to be purchased, payment and contact information (phone, email) to receive confirmation. The envelopes should be dropped off in the payment box located just outside of the Winona Lake Town Hall/the Winona Lake Police Department.

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