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.


DANCERS FROM JENNIFER’S DANCE CENTER will be performing at Disney World in Florida in October. Pictured (front row, left to right), are Grace Esselman, Lillian St. Jean, Sophia Gerou, Kailey Buchta, Rowan Payne and Hannah Oakes. Middle row are Amelia Cameron, Brianna Anthony, Jacqie Bengtson, Gianna Mitchell, Alex Dillion, Abby Yanke and Rose Curtis. Back row are Tori Ramert, Alexis Erickson, Sophia St. Ives, Tiana Link, Rachel Royseth, Kristian Kunkel, Brooklynn Bengtson, Nicole Bengtson and Kendall Luoma. Not pictured are Haylee Oakes and Melanie Miskowic. (Submitted photo).

FIVE GIRLS FROM MARY OF THE VISITATION CHURCH’S YOUTH GROUP helped Gail Stanley (not pictured) of Big Lake pack her belongings for a move she was taking to Princeton last weekend. The girls are (from left to right): Bridget Buchholz, Jasmine Johnson, Michaela Manifold, Brittney Kostek and Josie Berger. (Photo by Bill Morgan)

CENTRACARE HEALTH MONTICELLO HOSPITAL provides top-quality health care for the community. St. Cloud Hospital, run by CentraCare Health, was recently named the third best medical facility in the state, second only to the Mayo Clinic and Abbot Northwestern. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

CHUCK MAURER, 54, of Becker was killed in a car crash Tuesday and his 10 year old daughter, Casey, was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center after his mini-van was t-boned by a pickup truck driven by four teenagers from Little Falls. (Submitted photo courtesy of the Maurer family.)

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