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Halloween Fest

Oct. 26: Halloween Fest for all ages at East Nelson UM Church, 9024 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs on Saturday, October 26 from 4-7 p.m. Games, snacks, haunted house, costume contest! Trunk or treat in the parking lot. Car trunks packed with treats for the young ones. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the party! Sponsored by the C.I.A. (Christians in Action-Youth Ministry)

Harvest party

Oct. 26: Cedar Creek Community Church, at 2969 14 Mile RD NE Sparta, will host a free harvest party on Saturday, October 26, starting at 5 p.m. There will be hayrides (using straw due to allergies), pumpkin bowling, bounce houses, cake walk, games, face painting, soup, hot dogs, popcorn, and lots of fun! All are welcome. Call 866-9829 for more info.

Pumpkin Carving and Lit Trails Walk

Oct. 26: Pumpkin/Carving and Pumpkin lit trail hike at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16290 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, on Saturday, October 26. Suggested donation is $8 per person or $30 for family of four or more, including pumpkin to take home. (No one turned away for inability to pay. This donation helps keep HCNC operating.) Pumpkin carving from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and pumpkin lit walk through our spooky Enchanted Forest from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Includes pumpkin to take home or leave at the center for the wild animals to munch on. Dress up as your favorite nature character. Open to all ages.

Trunk ‘r Treat  at Courtland-Oakfield UMC 

Oct. 26: Whether pirate, zombie, princess, or other, you’re invited to go trunk to trunk and fill your goodie bag at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake NE, on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6:00-8:00pm. Get candy, chili, and hot dogs, while they last. Safe, friendly, fun!

Awesome Autumn Adventure

Oct. 29: Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, pumpkin decorating, games and bountiful farmyard fun at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library, Tuesday, October 29, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please bring your own pumpkin. For all ages. The library is located at 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake.

Fall Festival – The Great Tomb Raid

Oct. 30: The Solon Center Wesleyan church presents its annual Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 30th from 6:30 to 8 pm. For families with children 5th grade and under. Discover Jesus’ power and enjoy candy, snacks & fun through this archaeological based festival. There will be Great Tomb Raid games, digs and artifacts, an Israel Bones Excavation station and a Tomb Raiders Cafe. A prize will be awarded for the best Indiana Jones look alike, so kids wear your costumes. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd. See you at the dig!

Family Harvest Celebration

Oct. 31: Pine Ridge Bible Camp invites you to its annual Family Harvest Celebration on Thursday, October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. This free event includes candy, games, gospel magician, wagon rides, cider, treats and a lot of fun decorations. It is a fun night for the whole family. Cider and treats will be served in our new dining hall. Pine Ridge is located just 5 miles east of town on 17 Mile Rd. Call 616-696-8675 for more information.

Cedar Springs Spooktacular

Oct. 31:  The Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, businesses and churches in Cedar Springs are sponsoring the annual Main Street Halloween Spooktacular on Wednesday, October 31. There will be a Haunted School House at the Cedar Springs Historical Museum in Morley Park; a Kids Carnival, hosted by Calvary Assembly of God in North Park (NE corner of Pine St. and Main St., behind Cedar Rental); a Ghost in the Graveyard, hosted by En Gedi at North Park; Trick-or-Treating at local businesses between 5-7pm, and Trunk or Treat at The Springs Church from 6 to 8 p.m. (see more details below).

Traffic Squad/Fire Department

Oct. 31: There will be cider, donuts and candy at the Cedar Springs Fire Department on Maple Street from 5 to 7 p.m. or while supplies last. Chief Marty Fraser will have the fire building open and staffed during this time period.

Trunk or Treat at The Springs

Oct. 31: Creative costumes—check. Oodles of goodies—check. Lots of giggles and loads of fun—doublecheck! You’ll experience it all at The Springs Church at Trunk or Treat on Halloween night from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be lots of candy for the taking, carnival games, a giant slide and a petting zoo! For the adults there will be hot chocolate, cider and donuts. It will be fun for the whole family, and a safe, well-lit environment for kids. The church is located at 135 N. Grant St., in Cedar Springs.

Sand Lake Fire Department

Oct. 31: The Sand Lake Fireman’s Association will host their annual Halloween festivities at the fire station at 2 Maple Street in Sand Lake from 6-8 p.m. There will be games, a bounce house, prize drawings, goody bags, cider, donuts, and coffee. There will also be a costume contest, with judges walking around from 6:30 to 7:30 looking at the costumes. Judging is at 7:30, must be present to win the contest. Call 636-8854 for more info.

 

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Trick or treat in Cedar Springs

Costume, check. Trick-or-treat bag, check. Comfortable walking shoes, check. Ready for a night full of fun? Double-check!

Pack up the kids and come out Halloween night for the 6th Annual Cedar Springs Halloween Spooktacular in Cedar Springs! Sponsored by the Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, area businesses and churches, the fun starts at 4:30 p.m. with storytime at the library, at the corner of Cherry and Second, followed by trick or treating from 5 to 7 p.m. at Main Street businesses.

People can pick up their maps of participating businesses at the library. Trick-or-treating will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. If you are hungry, there will be hot dogs for sale next to the Cedar Pub.

The Kent County Sheriff Traffic Squad and Cedar Springs Fire Department will hand out candy, cider and donuts at the firebarn at W. Maple and Second St. from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. while supplies last.

Two area churches will also be part of the festivities. Calvary Assembly of God will host a carnival in the lot by the next to D&J nails. The Springs Church, at the corner of Maple and First, will be hosting Trunk-or-Treat from 6pm-8pm, along with a giant slide, and the Double K Farms petting zoo in their parking lot, and free donuts and hot chocolate inside for trick or treaters and their families.

For more info, including details on the costume contest and other Halloween events, click here.

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Trick or treat ?

 

Look at this little pumpkin pie!

Ten-week-old Jeremiah Dear, the son of James and Tracey Dear, of Solon Township, was so mesmerized by the color of the pumpkin, his parents decided to place him in it for pictures.

“Needless to say, he did not mind being a pumpkin!” said his dad.

What a cutie!

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Halloween fun

Why don’t angry witches ride their brooms?

They’re afraid of flying off the handle

 

How do you mend a broken Jack-o-lantern?

With a pumpkin patch

 

What do skeletons say before they begin dining?

Bone appetit!

 

Where do baby ghosts go during the day?

Dayscare centers

 

Who did Frankenstein take to the prom?

His ghoul friend

 

What’s a monster’s favorite play?

Romeo and Ghouliet

 

What do witches put on their hair?

Scare spray

 

Where do spooks water ski?

On Lake Erie

 

What happened to the guy who didn’t pay his exorcist?

He was repossessed

 

What’s the ratio of a pumpkin’s circumference to its diameter?

Pumpkin Pi

 

Who did the ghost invite to his party?

Anyone he could dig up!

 

What is a mummy’s favorite type of music?

Wrap!

 

Why did the game warden arrest the ghost?

He didn’t have a haunting license.

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Halloween Coloring Contest Winners!

Brynn Nesbitt – age 4 of Cedar Springs

 

Kylee Hall – age 7 of Cedar Springs

 

Mackenzie Carter – age 9 of Howard City

 

 

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Halloween and Harvest events 2012

Family Pumpkin Carving

Oct. 25,27: Want to make the coolest pumpkin ever! Funniest? Scariest? Most glamorous? Here is your chance! Bring your pumpkin to the library fore ideas, samples, tools, craft supplies and easy clean-up. Adult participation is required. For all ages. Thurs. Oct. 25, 6:30 pm, at the Spencer Township KDL branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen and Sat. Oct. 27, 1:30 pm, at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake.

Harvest Party

Oct. 26: Solon Center Wesleyan Church is hosting a Harvest Party on Friday, October 26, 6-8pm. Kids wear your costumes. Games, prizes, bounce houses, and candy! Everyone is welcome! 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road.

Halloween Festival

Oct. 27: Halloween Festival for all ages at East Nelson UM Church, 9024 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs on Saturday, October 27 from 6-9 p.m. Games, snacks, haunted house, costume contest! Trunk or treat in the parking lot. Car trunks packed with treats for the young ones. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the party! Sponsored by the C.I.A. (Christians in Action-Youth Ministry)

Pumpkin lit Walk & Carving

Oct. 27: Enjoy pumpkin lit trails – we will carve pumpkins at 5 pm, put them on the trails at 6:30 and then take the walk through pumpkin lit trails at 7 pm; admiring all newly carved pumpkins. End the night with hot chocolate and brownies. Sat. Oct. 27 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. $5 person. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. Pre-registration is NOT required, however registering is greatly appreciated. 616-675-3158.

Nightmare on Cherry Street

Oct. 29: Calling all 4th to 6th graders to be SCARED at the Cedar Springs Library’s annual “Nightmare on Cherry Street,” Mon. Oct. 29 from 6:30 to 8 pm. Treats provided. Please RSVP by calling the library at 616-696-1910.

Harvest Party

Oct. 30: Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, pumpkin decorating, games and bountiful fun! Please bring your own pumpkin to decorate. For all ages. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 10:30 am, Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #43

Family Harvest Celebration

Oct. 30: Pine Ridge Bible Camp will be holding its annual Family Harvest Celebration on Tuesday, October 30. Come anytime between 6pm-8pm to check out the decorated cabins and enjoy a night out with the family. This is a free family event that includes wagon rides, puppets, games, gospel magician and a trip through treat town for some candy.  Pine Ridge is located just 5 miles east of town on 17 Mile Rd.  Call 616-696-8675 for more information.

Halloween/Harvest Party

Oct. 31: The Cedar Springs Library invites all PreK children to a Halloween/Harvest Party with the animals at the Double K Farm on 5815 – 18 Mile Rd. from 10:15 to 11 am. Come and enjoy stories, treats and a craft! The animals invite you to join them in wearing a costume, if you like!

Cedar Springs Spooktacular

Oct. 31: The Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, businesses and churches in Cedar Springs are sponsoring the annual Main Street Halloween Spooktacular on Wednesday, October 31. Lots of fun going on! To enter the costume contest, post a photo of your child’s costume on the Chamber’s facebook page: www.facebook.com/CedarSpringsAreaChamberOfCommercecsacoc by Oct. 31, and they must check in so they can receive their prize at the library.  Storytime at the library begins at 4:30pm.  People can pick up their maps of participating businesses, as well as check in for the costume contest, at the library. Trick-or-treating will be from 5pm to 7pm. There will be hot dogs for sale next to the Cedar Pub. There will be a carnival by the Calvary Assembly of God next to D&J nails.  The Springs Church, at the corner of Maple and First, will be holding Trunk-or-Treat from 6pm-8pm.

Traffic Squad/Fire Department

Oct. 31: The Kent County Sheriff Department Traffic Squad will be providing cider, donuts and candy at the Cedar Springs Fire Department on Maple Street from 5:30 to 7:30 while supplies last. Chief Marty Fraser will have the fire building open and staffed during this time period.

Trunk or Treat at The Springs

Oct. 31: When kids are out trick-or-treating in Cedar Springs, they can swing by The Springs Church for Trunk-or-Treat from 6-8 p.m. There will be lots of candy for the taking, games, a giant slide and a petting zoo! For the adults there will be hot chocolate, cider and donuts. It will be fun for the whole family, and a safe, well-lit environment for kids. The church is located at 135 N. Grant St., in Cedar Springs.

Courtland-Oakfield UMC Trunk ‘r Treat:

Oct. 31: Whether pirate, zombie, princess, or other, you’re invited to go trunk to trunk and fill your goodie bag at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake NE, Halloween, Oct. 31, from 6:00-8:00pm. Indoors we’ll be serving hot dogs and chips (while they last) along with other kids’ games and activities. Safe, friendly, fun!

Sand Lake Fire Department

Oct. 31: The Sand Lake Fireman’s Association will host their annual Halloween festivities at the fire station at 2 Maple Street in Sand Lake. Call 636-8854 for more info.

Pioneer Club Carnival

Oct. 31: Everyone is welcome to the Pioneer Clubs Carnival on October 31 from 6-8pm at Rockford Reformed Church (4890 Eleven Mile Road NE – corner of 11 Mile and the Beltline). There will be pizza, games, prizes, candy, and a special guest – juggler and street performer Will O! Costumes welcome! Invite your family, friends, and neighbors!

 

 

 

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