Halloween festivities in the works

The city’s annual fire works display will have a spooky neighbour this year.

The city’s annual fire works display will have a spooky neighbour this year.

Karen’s Place Restaurant owners Karen and Raymond Brown are setting up their popular haunted house in the Long House this year.

In other years they have turned their restaurant into a haunted house on Halloween night. Last year the spooky venue attracted more than 100 children so this year, with a little help from other businesses, they are expanding the concept and moving it to the Long House in Stampede Park.

“We are changing things up a bit this year,” Raymond says.

“It is for all ages. We make sure we don’t scare the bejeepers out of everyone.”

He says they will also be giving out free hot chocolate and candy bags to children.

The Long House is just up the hill from the parking lot where the city will be setting up its  up a roaring bonfire for people coming to the Stampede Grounds to watch the city’s 34th annual fireworks show on Halloween night.

The bonfire will be lit at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31 and the fireworks will start at 7:45 p.m.

A city report says the Halloween fireworks show is an event that promotes positive community health and provides a safe venue for families, youth groups and individuals to enjoy a spectacular annual event following the trick and treating that many families enjoy.

The fireworks show also helps to reduce crime in the community by drawing people together in one place and providing a focal point to visit friends and families.

The 150 Mile House community club is also gearing up for its popular Halloween party which has been a tradition in that community for 25 years.

150 Mile Fire Chief Stan McCarthy says the party starts at 6 p.m. in the 150 Mile Community Hall on Halloween night.

The event includes free hot chocolate, hot dogs, cotton candy, and goody bags for the children, followed by a fireworks show at 8 p.m.

McCarthy says the event is free, however, cash donations are accepted.

 

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