Even with a layer of snow and cold temperatures — costumed families and trick or treaters couldn’t resist going door to door to fill up candy baskets.

On Thursday, Oct. 31, community members had several events to celebrate the fall holiday.

Trick or trick

The city-wide trick or treating hours were from 6-8 p.m., and houses were handing out more than just candy this year.

Adult Trick or treaters, could warm themselves next to an outdoor fire pit and fill their Halloween baskets with jello shots, glow sticks, candy bars, beer or small toys.

Not so scary at Skaalen

At Skaalen Retirement Services, residents smiled as groups of children poured into the facility with trick or treating baskets. Roughly 20 residents sat in a circle handing out candy to youngsters on Thursday, Oct. 31.

This event is meant to encourage interactions between the youngest and oldest generations, who often don’t get enough opportunities to spend time together.

Volunteers and families were present for the hour-long event. Many saying how turnout was one of the best ever, with residents nearly running out of candy.

‘Nightmare on 4th Street’

Lucky students who played “dare or scare” during the “Nightmare on 4th Street” event at the library had to take a selfie in the bathroom and prank call the library director.

More than 20 students, sixth grade and above made it to the event on Thursday, Oct. 31.

There was a cupcake decorating station, bingo, bobbing for donuts and plenty of candy to pass around. Organizer Cynthia Schlegel played Family Feud and dare or scare with attendees.

Most students picked scare which involved tasks like photocopying your arm, asking a librarian for a book on acne and doing 15 jumping jacks in the teen section.

High schoolers bring Halloween spirit to Sandhill

Sandhill welcomed high schoolers to the elementary school to help students create Halloween decorations on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Together students cut, glued and colored pumpkins to paper plates for a fall themed craft project.

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Contact Mackenzie at mackenzie.krumme@wcinet.com.