Halloween hauntings bound to spook

There is no shortage of activities taking place in the lakecity today to celebrate Halloween.

There is no shortage of activities taking place in the lakecity today to celebrate Halloween.

Here are some of the activities happening in and around the community.

9 a.m.: Face painting starts at Dollar Dollar and First Editions.

10 to 11:30 a.m.: Strong Start Toddler Costume Parade at Boitanio Park.

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Ooey Gooey Science Lab at the Exploring the Puddle Early Learning Center.

2 p.m to 4 p.m.: Pumpkins and Bubbles photos by Laureen Carruthers at the Potato House for a donation to the Potato House’s new roof fund.

4 to 5:30 p.m.: Trick or treaters 12 years and younger are welcome to collect treats at Boitanio Mall.

5 p.m.: the Zombie Walk starts from Herb Gardner Park and ambles on down Oliver Street to the Potato House at 49 Borland Street.

Gathering of zombies at the park starts at 4:30 p.m.

5 to 9 p.m.: Haunted Potato House with a terrifying haunted house, creepy cardboard box maze, and more. Spooky photographs with photographer Laureen Carruthers continue.

7:15 p.m.: The city’s bonfire is lit in the Stampede Grounds where the Lions Club will be giving out hot dogs and hot chocolate for donations.

7:45 p.m.: The city’s annual fireworks display begins.

Friday, Oct. 31: 150 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department hosts its annual Halloween party for the community at its fire hall on Pigeon Road.

There will be hot dogs, treats and popcorn from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and fireworks starting at 8 p.m. All cash donations are welcome.

Friday, Oct. 31: The Horsefly community will be hosting a Halloween Party in the community hall with games for kids from 6 to 7 p.m. and fireworks starting at 7:15 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 2: The Boys and Girls Club hosts its annual pumpkin chucking event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson Rivers University field.

Chuck your left-over pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns in one of the two huge trebuchets.

Some homeowners have gone the extra mile with their decorations in exchange for donations for charitable causes.

Bring a donation of food for the Metis Association food bank to the haunted house at 717 Ninth Avenue.

Drop a cash donation in the bird house at 1095 Pigeon Aveue for the Child Development Centre.

Be the Change students from Lake City Secondary will be trick-or-treating for food donations for the Salvation Army food bank.