10-29-2020 Hometown Halloween Happenings

HALLOWEEN FUN! Coloma Honor Credit Union was one of the 16 local organizations and businesses that set up at the first ever Drive Thru Trunk or Treat event held at the Salem Lutheran Activity Field. This event took the place of the yearly Halloween in the Park event. See the Letters Page 7, for more information on all the fun.


COLOMA N.B.H.S. Museum invites community to vote in Pumpkin Carving Contest To celebrate the season of harvest, the North Berrien Historical Museum is hosting the first annual Pumpkin Carving Contest in collaboration with Jollay Orchards, Watervliet Fruit Exchange, and Silverstone Gardens. Entries were due by Monday, Oct. 26. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, all entries were added to an album on the North Berrien Historical Museum’s Facebook page. Visit the North Berrien Historical Museum’s Facebook through Wednesday, Nov. 4. Click on the photo album with the description of 2020 North Berrien Pumpkin Carving Contest and give a “Like” to any pumpkin you think deserves to win or place in the North Berrien Pumpkin Carving Contest. First, second, and third place in both adult and student categories will be awarded gift certificates courtesy of Jollay Orchards, The Country Store at Watervliet Fruit Exchange, and Silverstone Gardens. Winners will be announced. For additional information, visit Northberrienhistory.org/pumpkincontest or call the Museum at (269) 468-3330.

Sarett Halloween Trail event Oct. 30 & 31 Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Road has planned a Halloween Trail event for Oct. 30 and 31. The public is invited to hike the trail and pick up tricks and treats to take home. Buy tickets online at www.sarett.org to schedule a time to start on the trail.

Trick or Treat hours for Coloma City & Township Residential trick or treat hours have been established for the City and Township of Coloma on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. This announcement is subject to change due to the coronavirus pandemic.

HARTFORD Hartford Library hosts Halloween Trunk or Treat The Hartford Public Library will host a Trunk or Treat Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the library parking lot, 12 Church street. Spaces are available for participation. The library will be giving away school supplies, books and candy.

City of Hartford sets Trick or Treat hours Trick or Treating will take place in Hartford on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Mayor Rick Hall asks that residents be mindful of the current State and CDC guidelines for Halloween and other holidays. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recommends social distancing, face coverings, and that people feeling ill should stay home. Frequent hand washing or sanitization efforts can help mitigate the risks of COVID-19 during Trick or Treating.

WATERVLIET Watervliet to have downtown trick or treating & residential in city & township on Friday, Oct. 30 The City of Watervliet has announced they will have Trick or Treating on Friday, Oct. 30 for both downtown and citywide residential. In addition, Watervliet Charter Township announces residential trick or treating for Oct. 30 from 5-7 p.m. The Downtown Trick or Treat Sidewalk Parade for area families is from 3-5 p.m. and residential trick or treating in the city neighborhoods is set for 5-7 p.m. In conjunction with the Downtown Parade, the Watervliet Fire Department is holding a trunk and treat from 4-6 p.m. Anyone wishing may participate by decorating their “trunk” and competing for a “best dressed” prize. Watervliet City Officials strongly encourage everyone to keep safety as a #1 priority in terms of social distancing and adhering to preventative measures to mitigate any potential COVID-19 exposure as recommended by the MDHHS, CDC, and Berrien County Health Department. Additionally, the City encourages that all children be accompanied by a parent or guardian and to be mindful of oncoming traffic along M-140 and throughout local neighborhoods.

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