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Schools, Churches Host Halloween Festivities
Kids could try and run up the score as they flung themselves at this game board Friday night at Van Allen Elementarys harvest festival on Friday, Oct. 27, sticking on the board with Velcro. Times Photos By Marg Jackson

The days leading up to Halloween were full of activities around the community, with a trunk or treat gathering at Escalon Covenant Church, harvest festivals at Collegeville and Van Allen elementary schools and a weekend harvest festival at Escalon Christian Reformed Church.

Goal for each event was to provide a fun, safe environment for families to enjoy the Halloween season. At the trunk or treat, a variety of games were offered so costumed kids could win prizes and candy. Music and a free hot dog dinner for all were also featured. The trio of harvest festivals included plenty of games, food and more. The school events each hosted a ‘creepy café’ for dinner items and a variety of baked goods, along with music, prize baskets, a pumpkin patch and the games. At Escalon Christian Reformed, there was also a bounce house and petting zoo, along with a free dinner.

Here are some photos from the local events.