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CALEDONIA—Despite COVID-19 putting a damper on things, many were still able to enjoy Halloween festivities while following COVID-19 protocols. The EarlyON Child and Family Centre in Caledonia held a Halloween dress up outdoor program on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Caledonia EarlyON is slowly opening up their facilities and programming to safely allow little ones to take part in programs and organized activities. To see local EarlyON schedules, find Haldimand-Norfolk REACH EarlyON Child and Family Centre on Facebook.
FISHERVILLE—The Fisherville Lions held their annual Pumpkin Carving Contest online this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They had approximately 50 entries, with 13 children receiving cash prizes. They also were able to donate $500 to McMaster’s Children’s Hospital to help improve the quality of life of children with cancer. This year, the Fisherville Lions included their friends at Leisure Living in Jarvis. Fifteen pumpkins were carved by these kids-at-heart and were displayed in the window for all to see. One of the residents at Leisure Living, Joan Jones, said it was her first time ever carving a pumpkin. The Lions supplied the residents with some treats as well. “I said on Facebook that Leisure Living should change their motto to ‘Where you don’t have to act your age,’” said Lion Craig Hoskin. “They are all kids at heart.” Hoskin added, “We truly hope this is a one-time-only event and are able to return to our popular Spook House and Carving Night (next year).”
TOWNSEND—The Townsend Lions also decided to hold a virtual pumpkin carving contest this year. Free pumpkins were distributed to anyone wanting to participate. There were 12 winners in total.
CAYUGA—Cayuga Home Hardware, in partnership with Cayuga Pets ‘n More, held a drive thru trick-or-treating event at the Cayuga Home Hardware. The group collected non-perishables and cash donations for the Cayuga Food Bank.
CALEDONIA—The Caledonia BIA was accepting pumpkins at their building (located at the old bowling greens) until November 4, but you can still set your carved or uncarved pumpkins out along Argyle Street in Caledonia until November 6, which will be displayed in this year’s Pumpkin Row. After November 6, they will be delivered to animals to play with and eat. If you’d like some pumpkins for your animals or livestock please email email@example.com.