by D’Etta Brown
With the spookiest night of the year right around the corner and autumn in full swing, several fall- and Halloween-themed events are happening around town in the coming days.
Caprock Santa Fe Credit Union is offering trick-or-treating at its location at 405 Railroad Ave. today (Oct. 26) from 4-5:30 p.m. Later today at 6 p.m., the Slaton Care Center will host its Trunk or Treat in the parking lot. They will have candy, games, free hot dogs and a bounce house. The center is located at 630 S. 19th.
On Sunday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church will host a fall festival from 4-8 p.m. The church is located at 705 S. 4th. The church also encourages the community to mark Nov. 5 on the calendar, as its annual turkey dinner will return.
The Slaton Junior High and High School choirs have set their fall concert for Monday evening at 7 p.m. The song-filled event will be held in the SHS auditorium.
Finally, local organizations, businesses, and churches are planning a fun (and safe) evening for Slaton youngsters on Tuesday (Halloween).
The Slaton Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Trunk or Treat again this year. In a departure from years past, cars full of goodies will line up on 8th Street instead of the City Hall parking lot. “It’s great that we’ve grown so much we need to stretch it out a bit,” said a chamber spokesperson.
Slaton Speedway will again sponsor the Best Decorated Trunk Award.
The trunks full of treats aren’t all, though. First Baptist Church will be serving up s’mores, square dancers will show off their skills in the gazebo, and Slaton High School students will show their art pieces at the In-Between Gallery.
Join the Lil Tiger’s Playhouse staff for a spooktacular before or after you make your rounds at Trunk or Treat on the Square. The fun will include a dog costume contest, train ride, murder mystery, canvas painting, and refreshments from 5-8 p.m.
The Halloween event will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. or “until the fun runs out.”
Everyone is encouraged to dress in costume and decorate their trunks.