BIG LAKE MASTER GARDENER Richard Hensel posed for a picture with a pumpkin at Bob and Judy’s Farm Market where he was minding the store Thursday afternoon. There are still plenty of pumpkins and corn stalks to choose from.

Halloween is Thursday

Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards


Halloween is Thursday night and drivers are asked to be on the alert for little ghosts and goblins out looking for treats.
Among those dressing up this year are the members of the Big Lake National Honor Society, who annually trick or treat for the Big Lake Food Shelf. Every year the high school students canvas their neighborhoods on behalf of the hungry. Their typical donation each year is over 1,000 pounds of canned food or dry goods to stock the shelves.
There are plenty of opportunities to pick a pumpkin this week. Becks Greenhouse on Hwy. 10 has a corn maize for little ones and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. They are still stocked with seasonal locally grown potatoes, squash and other vegetables.
Bob and Judy’s Farm Market on Co. Rd. 14 also has a large selection of pumpkins, perennial plants, potatoes and fresh vegetables.
Saron Lutheran Church is hosting their first community Halloween event Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. Trunk or Treat will have 30 or more vehicles with their trunks decorated for the season in their parking lot. Children will get a free goodie bag and be able to trick or treat at the cars in the parking lot. There will be prizes for the best costumes and the best decorated trunk. 
The congregation will serve a free meal of hot dogs and there will be some seasonal not-scary games to play. Everyone is welcome to attend.


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BIG LAKE FIRE CHIEF Paul Nemes and Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf address the chamber membership at their monthly lunch meeting Tuesday at Saron Lutheran Church. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

DANCING TO THE MUSIC IN THE PARK has been a popular summer pastime for the young and the young at heart in Big Lake all summer long, thanks to the efforts of the Big Lake Legacy Foundation. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

NIGHT TO UNITE COLORING CONTEST WINNERS are Tayden Zimmerman, Alexis Roehlke and Tyler Huver. Chief Joel Scharf presented the artists with their prizes Tuesday. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).