Chance Ward tries out the piano at the NOOPA Youth Centres Haunted Hospital event last Friday and Saturday evening hosted by the Boys and Girls Club.

Chance Ward tries out the piano at the NOOPA Youth Centres Haunted Hospital event last Friday and Saturday evening hosted by the Boys and Girls Club.

Heaps of Halloween hauntings planned

Halloween is now second to Christmas in terms of economic activity.

According to one recent television news cast Halloween is now second to Christmas in terms of economic activity, given the attention now paid to house displays and money spent on costumes.

With all of the activities happening in and around Williams Lake one would have to agree.

Here are some of the activities happening Halloween night

9 a.m.: Face painting 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 at Boitanio Mall.

5 p.m.: the Zombie Walk starts from Herb Gardner Park and ambles on to the Potato House at 49 Borland Street. Gathering 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 photographs with Laureen Carruthers.

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.


Wednesday, Oct. 29: Cariboo GM pumpkin carving contest from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with ghoulish games, freaky fun, frightening food and free pumpkins for carving.

Thursday, Oct. 30: The Xat’sull Heritage Village at Soda Creek is lined up to host Haunted Trail Activities for all ages on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Thursday, Oct. 30: Punky Lake Wilderness Camp hosts its fifth annual Fright Night Halloween Carnival with games, face painting and spooky fun at the Gibraltar Room from 5 to 7:30 p.m. by donation.

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 used for the event.

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