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.


COBORN’S HAS GIFT GIVING IDEAS and great food. Pictured are Ashley Peltier and Nick Miller, giving away samples at Taste of the Holidays. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER FINALISTS at last weeks Big Lake Chamber of Commerce Christmas get together were Dr. Bill Mickle of Great River Spine and Sport, Chad Lofgren of Lofgren Construction, Gillian Kleppel of Anytime Fitness, and Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf for his Duck Dynasty monstrosity. Dr. Mickle was the winner.

Annual Cookie Walk at Saron Lutheran Church

THE BIG LAKE FIRE DEPT. responded to the scene of a garage fire at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Eagle Lake Road Wednesday afternoon. Officer Guy Chaffee spotted smoke rising from the building and sounded the alarm. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

WEDNESDAY BLPD Officer Guy Chaffee sounded the alarm on a garage fire. Thursday he helped carry out groceries for Eileen Harman at Coborn’s Taste of the Hoildays.