Sandpoint Idaho - Halloween events include the whole family
For more Halloween fun besides Trick or Treats, organizations in Sandpoint will be ready to add to the festivities with their own brand of fun.
SANDPOINT — For more Halloween fun besides Trick or Treats, organizations in Sandpoint will be ready to add to the festivities with their own brand of fun.
The Lake Pend Oreille High School will be ready to spook you with their 5th annual haunted house held Monday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the High School located at 1005 N. Boyer. The event will be featuring disk jockeys Zro and Jii. Admission is $2 per person.
The Sandpoint Firefighters Local 2319 is working in conjunction with the Sandpoint Fire Dept. to make Halloween's Trick or Treating experience safer for youngsters next week. The two entities will be giving out "light sticks" for children to wear on their clothing during the dark hours they are out collecting treats or tricks.
"You snap the light sticks, shake them and then they glow — it provides an extra measure of safety," said Jake Hilton, president of Local 2319. "The children can be seen as they are walking on the streets and the lights attach easily to the child's clothing."
According to Hilton, the firefighters handed out about 300 of the lights last year, "and we are expecting to hand out more this year," he said. "In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if we ran out."
Hilton said when children are through using the lights, they can simply be thrown away.
The firefighters are going a bit further with their safety precautions. When children have completed their Trick or Treating activity, the candy they've collected can be taken back to the VFW Hall for a safety check when the firefighters will scan the candy with a metal detector.
"We'll continue to scan the candy until 10 or 11 o'clock that night — until we stop getting an influx of kids," he said.
Adults can bring their children to pick up their light sticks any time after 5 o'clock on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at the VFW Hall on the corner of Pine and Division Streets.
The United Methodist Church will be hosting an All Hallows Eve Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. for children ages birth through 4th grade.
Prizes will be awarded, games will be played and candy will be plentiful. Come in costume. Children of the entire community are welcome to this safe alternative to Trick or Treating.
For more information call the church at 263-4232. The United Methodist Church is located at 711 Main St.
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