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Towns provide more treats, than tricks for this October

By Ginna Young

The weather at times has felt more like early winter, but Halloween has yet to come. The haunting season will get its start Saturday, Oct. 19, during the annual Lake Holcombe Haunted Trail.

Sponsored by the Lake Holcombe Booster Club, a Trunkor- Treat will take place from 3-4 p.m., behind Lake Holcombe School. Residents are welcome to decorate their cars, and hand out treats to little ghosts and goblins who come begging.

In the past, the event has been organized by the student council, but with a change-up of staff, an adviser couldn’t be found in time to oversee the spooky happening.

“So, trail members stepped in and invite everyone to join us,” said trail coordinator Joy Dain. “We can’t wait to see the creativity people come up with for their cars.”

After collecting candy, families can get a less scary afternoon preview of the trail, with a $1 walk-through during that hour.

Regular Trick-or-Treating hours will take place for three area towns on the traditional All Hallows Eve, Oct. 31.

For Cadott, costumed beggars can knock on doors that day from 4-6 p.m., while a Trunk-or-Treat will take place during that time. The Cadott Police Department squad car will be on hand to deliver treats to the kids.

“Unless we get a call…if we get a call of any kind of service, obviously we have to leave,” said Cadott Police Chief Louis Eslinger.

Cornell’s Trick-or-Treat hours will take place from 4-7 p.m., around the city, where kids can visit houses with their porch lights on. A Trunk-or-Treat will be held at the city park from 4-5:30 p.m., where those outside the city limits or in outlying areas are welcome to bring treats to hand out.

“That way, you’re not sitting down there with your trunk open for two to three hours,” said Cornell mayor Judy Talbot.

Homemade treats are “frowned upon,” but store-wrapped candy is welcome in abundance.

Rounding things out, regular door-to-door Trick-or-Treating will take place in Holcombe, from 4-7 p.m. that day.

“We always follow the same hours as Cornell,” said Tracey Larson, town clerk.