Halloween in Haldimand— A spookily good time

 CAYUGA—Halloween fun was the focus this past weekend for residents across Haldimand County. In Cayuga, the Anglican Church hosted a Halloween Hunt on Saturday, October 30, 2021. The organizers created a simplified orienteering experience where kids searched for letters that made up a secret word. Participants were given a map that guided them to locations of letters. Anyone was welcome to the event, but pre-registration was required. Approximately 20 kids participated. Shown above are participants Henry, Cora, Kellan, and Helen Kuskyt of Cayuga. —Haldimand Press photos by Meg Deak.

 JARVIS—Haunting music, a giant skeleton, zombies, and witches greeted approximately 400 trick or treaters who visited Jarvis Spooktacular on Halloween night 2021. Held at the downtown Rewaco dealership, Len’s Automotive was the primary sponsor. It featured a haunting menagerie of pumpkins, ghosts, and goblins, a witch’s hut, a phantom pirate scene, graveyard scene, and scary dragon. Above, waiting to enter the haunted house, is Adler (left) and Emerick Campbell. Above left with the Spooktacular witches are Nolan (left) and Ava McBride. At left are the Millers: Kara, Jerren, Kolbie, and Cowal.                              —Haldimand Press photos by Sheila Phibbs.

 TOWNSEND—The Townsend Lions hosted its annual pumpkin carving contest with 30 kids aged 3-14 participating. This year the event was done virtually again, with kids receiving free pumpkins from the Lions to take home and carve. The winners, chosen on Halloween, will receive a Walmart gift card and are shown above (l-r): Brooklyn L. (4), Lilly S. (5), Kennedy B. (8), Lexi R. (8), Maia E. (9), Amadea B. (10), Ava F. (12), and Silas B. (14). Congratulations to all of the winners on their very unique creations!         —Submitted photos.

CALEDONIA—The Caledonia Agricultural Society’s Trick or Treat Drive-Thru on Halloween.  saw guests dress up and bring donations for the food bank to receive treat bags donated by Dr. Lorelei Zeiler, Optometrist, and other local groups. Top left, Jodie Easson and Vickie Peart accept a donation from Yev Selyutin. Peart commented, “People have been beyond generous.” Top right are Abigail, Jesse, and Seth Botting with goodie bags. Directly above are volunteers Linda Wooloff, Ian Thompson, Renee Liegler-Hedley, Janice Boyter, Patti Zadanyi, and Ruth Zadanyi.  —Haldimand Press photos by Charlene McKellar-Papasodaro.

HAGERSVILLE—On Saturday, October 30, 2021 the Hagersville Legion held a Halloween Bash. All members were invited, and anyone with a vaccine passport was welcome. Sophie Otterman organized it as a fundraiser for the legion, with costumes encouraged and live music performed by the Thompsons. Guests could participate in draws to win meat from local butchers. Above left, Brad Davidson (Skip), Hagersville Legion Vice President, spins the wheel to determine a winner for the meat draw. Above right, Toy Chun and Allan Daniels.  Below left, Jenn and Dave Hoover. Below right, Ellaine Slack and Jennifer Jewell.          —Haldimand Press photos by Meg Deak.

HAGERSVILLE—On October 28, 2021, participants and staff of Haldimand Abilities Centre celebrated Halloween. A great time was had by all and participant Carolyn Burrage (above right with Yvonne Nardi, HAC programming staff) took a minute to thank the staff for going the extra mile! Staff were dressed like safari creatures and HAC Manager, David Wallis, played the zookeeper! After a morning of family feud, crafts, and trivia, everyone enjoyed a pizza lunch and snacks before the costume contest. Above left is this year’s winner, Holly Skinner, dressed like a scarecrow, her costume made by her friend, Sarah, with runner up Beverly Herkimer, dressed like a neon leopard. Located at 42 Main St. in Hagersville, HAC welcomes all those 18 and over to join us for programs. For more info on HAC programs, visit haldimandabilitiescentre.com or call 905-768-4488.         —Photos courtesy of Sandra Mallett.

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