Reminder: Area Halloween events abound this weekend
A number of community events this weekend will get residents in the Halloween spirit.
First, the Shop Bonner merchants will have the first annual Howl-oween Pet Parade 10 a.m. – noon Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at The Pink Zebra parking lot, 221 Oak Street. Pet owners can bring their costumed furry friends to strut their stuff on the sidewalks of Oak Street and participate in a costume contest. A fundraiser for Bonner Animal Rescue, the entry fee is $5 per pet. For more information, call 913-422-1555.
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame will offer the fourth annual Trick or Treat on the Farm and Boooo Barn 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, on its grounds, 630 N. 126th St. Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to Trick or Treat through FarmTown USA, visit the kid-friendly haunted house and take part in a costume fashion show at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $5 per person. For more information call 913-721-1075.
The Bonner Springs Family YMCA will have a 2012 Halloween 5K and party, including a Trunk or Treat and other events, at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the YMCA parking lot, 251 S. 138th St. Registration for the 5k run is $25 prior to Friday, Oct. 26 and $35 the day of the event. A Trunk or Treat trick-or-treating event will follow the 5k awards ceremony.
The Bonner Springs Parks & Recreation Department once again will offer its free Kids Monster Bash 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the community center gym, with pumpkin decorating, a costume contest, games, music and candy. For more information, call 913-422-3404.
The city of Edwardsville’s fourth annual community Trunk or Treat event will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Edwardsville City Park, 1200 Blake St. Families are invited to hand out candy from their cars or simply from a designated spot in the park. The event will include free hayrides and concessions as well as candy. For more information, call 913-441-3707 ext. 10.