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.


BIG LAKE COBORN’S STAFF have been raising funds for the Big Lake Fire Dept. through brat sales and the sale of buttons. Last week Coborns’s staff posed for a picture by the grill. Front row are Vicki Sabre and Kitty Underwood. Back row is Ashley Pelkey, Amy Fiester, Manager Mitch Utecht, Melissa Schafer, Michelle Galvin, Matt Schacht, Curt Allgood and John Howard. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

MEMBERS OF THE Big Lake American Legion flag corps, at attention during Monday’s Memorial Day services. From left, Dennis Gail, Don McVeigh, Don Deuel and Gary Poslusny. (Photos by Gary W. Meyer)

Larry and Lavina Pattee