Halloween trick or treat shifts to Saturday

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By The Staff

Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, normally a church meeting night, so some groups and municipalities have shifted their celebrations around to accommodate both events. 

There will not be a Trail of Treats in Williston this year.

The Williston Chamber of Commerce, the longtime sponsor of the event, elected not to host the event this year due to safety concerns and financial obligations.




n  Halloween carnival

The Chiefland Area Athletic Association is hosting its annual Halloween Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Strickland Park. Admission is free to children under age 12 who enter in costume and $2 for adults. There will be a costume contest for all ages, games, food and a safe atmosphere in which to trick or treat. 

— Door-to door trick or treating in Chiefland will be on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


n Children's 

Halloween party

The Suwannee River Moose Lodge will host a children's Halloween party with games, refreshments and prizes from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lodge located at 8231 N.W. 167th Place, Fanning Springs. 

For more information, call 352-463-2838.


n Open house at old jail

The Old Gilchrist County Jail is having its annual open house from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be tours of the jail with commentary on the history and, for those who want it, there will be guided tours with ghost hunting. Tours are free. The old jail is at 313 N.W. 2nd St., Trenton, behind the old depot. 




n Cedar Key 


Churches and residents are throwing together a Halloween alternative Fall Fest in the park from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  There will be candy, games, and food (hot dogs) for children and teens. Organizers are looking for donations of prizes and candy, etc. 




Otter Creek Baptist will have Trunk or Treat on Halloween, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There will be food, games, fellowship and candy. The public is invited. 


Trunk or treat will be at James Cobb Memorial Park (Bronson Sports Complex) in Bronson on Halloween night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Businesses, individuals and community groups will be decorating their vehicles for the occasion and the Chamber of Commerce will do a haunted house. Admission is free and residents who want to participate are asked to call Town Hall at 486-2534 to register for free. The town will have a full concession and the proceeds will benefit the building fund for the park.