Wednesday, 01 February 2023

Halloween celebrations planned around county

LAKE COUNTY – For those looking forward to celebrating Halloween, there are events around the county for ghosts and goblins of all ages.


Here is a roundup of Halloween happenings from around the county. {sidebar id=20}


Spooky story time


Wild About Books in Clearlake will host a day of Halloween stories on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Stories will include a mix of the scary and the funny, according to Lori Peters of Wild About Books.


Those who come in costume will receive a treat, Peters reported.


Wild About Books is located at 14290 Olympic Drive, Clearlake; telephone, 707-994-9453. Visit the store online at www.wildaboutbooks.net.


Popular children's parade returns


In Lakeport, the Lakeport Elementary School Halloween Parade will take place beginning at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, said Trish Wiggs, the school secretary.


Lakeport Police will close off a portion of Main Street, allowing first, second and third graders to parade from Natural High School down to Museum Park and back down the other side of the street to their starting point, said Wiggs.


The parade should last about a half hour, Wiggs said.


Leading off the parade will be the Clear Lake High School Marching Band, followed by the school children in their costumes, said Wiggs.


“This has been a tradition for years and years,” she said.


The parade, which Wiggs said has been taking place for more than three decades, draws a lot of people from around the community, and is an annual favorite.


“People really look forward to it in the community,” she said, noting that the school starts getting calls in the weeks before the parade from people making sure it's taking place.


Following the parade, the children will return to the school where their classrooms will hold Halloween parties, said Wiggs.


Halloween party in Clearlake City Hall


Clearlake City Hall is once again extending an invitation to children and parents to come and visit its Halloween party, scheduled from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Mayor Judy Thein reported that city hall's corridors will be transformed with decorations for the occasion, with city staff dressed in costume.


The event will feature tasty goodies conjured up by city staff, and children will receive reflective trick or treat bags featuring the words “Don't be tricked – drugs are no treat!” to help celebrate Red Ribbon month in conjunction with local schools, Thein said.


Clearlake City Hall is located at 14050 Olympic Drive. For more information call 707-994-8201.


Other happenings in Clearlake include a haunted house at the Lake County Fire Protection District Fire House, 14815 Olympic Drive.


Church hosts harvest party in Hidden Valley


Hidden Valley Lake Community Church has a fun evening planned for the whole family on Wednesday.


The church's 17th annual Harvest Party will feature lots of games, candy, a fun mystery house, contests, puppet show, chili cookoff, raffle prizes (including a new bicycle) and more, according to church member and Lamar Morgan.


Visitors can come in costume or regular clothes, according to Morgan.


The party begins at 6 p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m., said Morgan. It's free and open to the general public, and families with small children are encouraged to attend.


People interested in attending this party are encouraged to RSVP by going to www.squidoo.com/HVCC, clicking on the Evite invitation and following the instructions, Morgan reported.


The church is located at 18160 Spruce Grove Rd. Ext., across from the Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course.


For more information call the church office, 707-987-3510.


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