From Staff Reports
Halloween is nearing, and this time the scare known as COVID is not nearly the nightmare it was last year.
Several groups in Slaton will be offering a variety of Halloween treats and events for children to celebrate.
The Slaton Chamber Trunk or Treat will be Oct. 31 from 5-6 p.m. on the town square.
Local businesses, churches and organizations will provide trunks of treats in a fun environment.
There will also be a trophy from Slaton Speedway for the best decorated trunk this year.
New this year is a pet costume contest sponsored by Slaton Animal Hospital.
Samantha Thomas, DVM, said the contest is open now, and photos could be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 24.
“I will post all photos at the same time and voting will start the week of Halloween. We will do first through third place for most Facebook likes and then we will have a staff pick a winner,” said Thomas.
The Library of Legacies will host a Trunk or Treat event Saturday (Oct. 23) at 1420 Woodrow Road from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
A Harvestfest will be conducted from 4-8 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 24) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 705 S. 4th St. Admission is free.
There will be a pumpkin and costume contest, each with a $2 entry fee. Pumpkins must be brought in by 3:45 p.m. and costume contest registration will be at 6:30 p.m. There will also be arts, crafts, games and a concession stand.
Cathelene Thomas Elementary will conduct its Fall Festival Oct. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. The theme this year is “Star Wars” and will feature games, contests food and fun.
Southland ISD will host its fall festival Oct. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 190 Eighth St. in Southland. There will be games, candy, food and other activities. Costumes are encouraged.