Sched­uled Hal­loween events in Kent County

Kent County News - - NEWS -

— From trick-or-treat­ing to pa­rades, Kent County is full of ghostly events to cel­e­brate Hal­loween.

Towns in Kent County have des­ig­nated times for trick-or-treat­ing Hal­loween night, Tues­day, Oct. 31.

Bet­ter­ton’s will run from 5 to 8 p.m. The Bet­ter­ton Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany also will be open for trick-or-treaters to stop by and get their fill of sweets.

The heav­i­est times for trick-or-treat­ing in Ch­ester­town should run from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Ch­ester­town Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany is host­ing its an­nual Truck or Treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the fire­house, 211 Maple Ave. Bring a bag and visit each fire truck for treats. The fire com­pany asks that trick-or-treaters en­ter through the front door by the blue light.

Ch­ester­town Bap­tist Church and the Ch­ester­town Christian Academy are team­ing up for the an­nual Trunk or Treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ch­ester­town Bap­tist Church, 401 Morgnec Road, Ch­ester­town. The fam­ily event will in­clude free hot dogs and hot choco­late in ad­di­tion to treats.

Trick-or-Treaters also are in­vited to stop by Wash­ing­ton Col­lege Hal­loween night. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Hyn­son-Ring­gold House, 106 S. Wa­ter St. in Ch­ester­town., will be dec­o­rated and stocked with candy. Mem­bers of the Cam­pus Events staff and the Stu­dent Govern­ment As­so­ci­a­tion will be in cos­tume and happy to pro­vide treats and warm bev­er­ages.

Trick-or-treat­ing is set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Galena.

Milling­ton is hold­ing trick-or-treat­ing from 6 to 8 p.m.

Trick-or-treaters can search for candy from 6 to 8 p.m. through­out Rock Hall. Mayor Brian Jones said there also will be a spe­cial trickor-treat spot at the Rock Hall Vil­lage.

Begin Hal­loween a few days early at Galena Ele­men­tary School with Fall Fest Fam­ily Fun Day Fri­day, Oct. 27.

The event be­gins at 5:30 p.m. and will run un­til 8:30 p.m. From 6 to 7:30 p.m., there will be games, hayrides and a haunted house. Then at 7:15 p.m. dress up and go trick-or­treat­ing through the haunted halls of the school.

There will be a silent auc­tion, face paint­ing and more. This event is hosted by the GALES Par­ent Teacher As­so­ci­a­tion.

Also Fri­day, Kent Fam­ily Cen­ter will be host­ing “Hall-O-Teen” from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in Wilmer Park, Ch­ester­town.

From 6 to 7:30 p.m., at­ten­dees can en­joy ac­tiv­i­ties set up in the park in­clud­ing an ob­sta­cle course, a giant slide and mu­sic by DJ Pre­ston Ja­cobs. At 7:30 p.m., fire­works from Down­rig­ging Week­end will be set off over the river. Then at about 8 p.m., bring a lawn chair or a blan­ket for a show­ing of the film “Co­ra­line.” There will be free hot choco­late and pop­corn pro­vided.

The event is spon­sored by the Kent County Health De­part­ment, Kent County Be­hav­ioral Health, Kent County MOTA and CATS team, Kent County Parks and Re­cre­ation, Re­cov­ery in Mo­tion, Boy Scouts Troop 130, Girl Scouts Troop 1184, Kent County De­part­ment of So­cial Ser­vices, Kent Fam­ily Cen­ter, Ch­ester­town Re­cre­ation Com­mis­sion and WKHS.

A sta­ple of the spooky sea­son in Kent County, the Ch­ester­town Lions Club will be host­ing its an­nual Hal­loween pa­rade Satur­day, Oct. 28. Sign-ups begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 9:45 a.m. The pa­rade will start at 10 a.m. at Dixon Drive and will make its way down High Street. In the event of in­clement weather, the pa­rade will be held at 3 p.m. Sun­day, Oct. 29. Sign-up will run from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. chester­town­lions.com.

The Town of Rock Hall will be host­ing its an­nual Hal­loween Mon­ster Dash and cos­tume pa­rade Satur­day, Oct. 28 on Main Street. Reg­is­ter on­site or pickup pack­ets be­tween 2 and 2:30 p.m.

The 5K will begin at 4 p.m. and the cos­tume pa­rade be­gins at 5 p.m. The pa­rade will begin on Main Street and end at the Civic Cen­ter where ac­tives will be from 6 to 8 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., there will be a cos­tume con­test and awards will be distributed.

The event will be held rain or shine and is hosted by the Town of Rock Hall and Rock Hall Parks and Re­cre­ation.

The Bay­side Hoyas will be host­ing a Re­con­nect for Life Hal­loween Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon­day at the BayWood Vil­lage Apart­ments, 23165 Baywood Court in Ch­ester­town. Re­con­nect for Life pro­vides re­sources to any county res­i­dents be­tween the ages of 16 to 24 who are not cur­rently em­ployed and not en­rolled at school.

The Hal­loween party is free and open to the pub­lic, but pref­er­ence will be given to any­one be­tween who fits Re­con­nect for Life’s cri­te­ria. For in­for­ma­tion, email John Queen at jqueen@mrdc.net.

PHOTO BY TR­ISH MCGEE

Jen­nifer and James Martin dress up with their chil­dren dur­ing last year’s Rock Hall Hal­loween fes­tiv­i­ties, which re­turn this week­end.

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