Rural communities ooze into spooky seasonal spirit

Small communities around Williams Lake are getting into the spirit of Halloween with parties for children and adults.

Small communities around Williams Lake are getting into the spirit of Halloween with parties for children and adults hosted by local fire departments and community clubs.

150 Mile House

The 150 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and including a celebratory cake at its Family Halloween Party, Monday, Oct. 31.

There will be Halloween fun, goodie bags for the kids, hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, hot chocolate and coffee for everyone.

The fun starts at the fire hall at 6:30 p.m. with a bonfire and barbecue. The fireworks begin at 8 p.m. Donations are appreciated.

Big Lake

The Big Lake Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary are hosting their 10th annual family Halloween party on Monday, Oct. 31 complete with fireworks and a bonfire.

There will be hot dogs, coffee, and hot chocolate provided by the fire department and treat bags for the children provided by Mount Polley Mining Corp.

Chimney Lake

The Chimney and Felker Lakes Landholders Association is hosting a Family and Friends Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 29 with games and activities for kids and fireworks at the Chimney Lake Fire/Community Hall. Bobbing for apples, pin the spider on the web, spider ring toss, bean bag pumpkin toss and more games.

There will be lots of candy and prizes along with hot dogs, hot chocolate and coffee. Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable item for the food bank and a cash donation to cover the cost of fireworks.

Miocene

With jack-o-lanterns lighted around the hall the Miocene Volunteer Fire Department will be giving out treats on Halloween night, Monday. Oct. 31.

The firefighters will also be participating in the community Halloween party for children and families at the community hall on Saturday, Oct. 29 hosted by the Miocene Community Club starting at 6 p.m. There will be spooky games and fun activities run by older youth for the younger children with prizes, a concession and goody bags for the children.

Likely

Likely’s Halloween adventures start at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 with a Goulash Halloween Party for adults at the Likely Lodge  with music and costume prizes.

Saturday, Oct. 29  a Halloween party for children begins at 5 p.m. at the Likely Hall with ghost stories, fun games for all, a scary piñata and a movie night with hot dogs and snacks.

On Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31 starting at 7 p.m. the Likely and District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Likely First Responders will have a fireworks display at Cedar Point Park.

Horsefly

The Horsefly Community Club and Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department team up to host a family party for children on Halloween, Oct. 31 starting at 6 p.m. in the community hall.

The event includes a cake walk, games, haunted house and costume judging and wraps up with a fireworks show.