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Halloween and Harvest Happenings

Check out some of the fun, fall activities going on in our area in the days leading up to Halloween night.

Fall Fest

Oct. 19: 10:30 a.m., Nelson Twp./Sand Lake Branch of Kent District Library
88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. Celebrate the season with Autumn crafts, games and process art activities that focus more on the process and less on the final product.

Free Harvest Party

Oct. 19: Cedar Creek Community Church, 2969 14 Mile RD NE, will be hosting a free Harvest Party on Saturday October 19, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Free food, hayrides, bounce house, games and great fellowship. Open to everyone. 

Pumpkin carving and spooky walk at Nature Center

Oct. 25: Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr. Kent City, MI 49330. 6 p.m. $5 Non-Members/ $3 Members. Nothing says Halloween like pumpkin carving and a spooky trail walk! Price includes a pumpkin and everything you need to carve it. Carving Starts at 6 p.m. Walks will leave when it gets dark. This event is open to kids of all ages (even the grown up ones). Donuts, cider, and coffee provided. We can only guarantee pumpkins for those that preregister! Go here to register: https://www.howardchristensen.org/product/10-26-pumpkin-carving-and-spooky-walk/

Kids Club

Oct. 26: from 11-noon at the Spencer Township Branch of Kent District Library, 14960 Meddler Ave NE, Gowen, MI 49326. For grades K-5. It’s a special time for fun, interactive programs just for school aged kids!  Join our KDL Kids Club program for autumn-themed crafts, games and other activities. This Saturday’s focus is leaf chromatography and fall crafts.

Pumpkin giveaway

Oct. 26: from 2-6 p.m. at Morley Park, 70 Cedar Street, in Cedar Springs. The 2019 Pumpkin Giveaway, hosted by the Green Family & Friends and the Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, is for kids of all ages. There will be a costume contest, carnival games, prizes, face painting, cupcakes, and 500 pumpkins to give away! For more information, check out the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/776811189437193/. 

Trunk or Treat at Courtland-Oakfield UMC

Oct. 26: Trunk or Treat outside weather permitting. Inside if it’s cold and rainy. Saturday, October 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake NE, Rockford. Safe, friendly and fun. We’ll also be serving a free hot dog supper.

Trunk or Treat

Oct. 26: East Nelson Church, 9024-18 Mile NE will be having Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 26 from 5-7 p.m.

Teen Zone: Halloween Party

Oct. 29: 3;30-4:30 p.m., Tyrone Township Branch of Kent District Library, 43 S Main St, Kent City, MI 49330. Teens in grades 6-12, come celebrate Halloween at the Library on Tuesday, October 29, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Enter the costume contest, snack on spooky treats and play fun games ahead of the holiday.

Family Storytime

Oct. 30: from 10-11 a.m. at the Spencer Township Branch of Kent District Library, 14960 Meddler Ave NE, Gowen, MI 49326. For children 0 to 6 years old with a parent or caregiver. Dress up in a costume this week and read and sing together as a family. Enjoy autumn and Halloween stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills. 

Trick or treating in downtown Cedar Springs

Oct. 31: Businesses on and just off Main Street will be open for trick or treating on October 31 from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Local businesses will be handing out candy and there will be police on duty to assist with crossing Main Street. Residential trick or treating is from 5-8 p.m.

Halloween Hospitality Center 

October 31: Warm up and rest station at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. Cedar Springs. We will be in the fellowship hall Oct. 31 serving hot chocolate, popcorn & treats from 4:30-6:30 pm. We hope to see you there.

Teen Zone

Oct. 31: from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Spencer Township Branch of Kent District Library, 14960 Meddler Ave NE, Gowen, MI 49326. For tweens and teens.

Wear your costume for teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library!  Stop by for Halloween activities, games, food and more! 

Trunk or Treat at The Springs Church

Oct. 31: Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant Street, from 6-8 p.m. on Halloween night. Our aim is to provide a safe and fun alternative to Halloween for people of all ages. Everyone is welcome! 

Trick or treat at Metron

Oct. 31: Metron of Cedar Springs, 400 Jeffrey Street, Cedar Springs, will be open for community treating from 6-8 p.m. Just come to the main entrance. Also accepting donations of candy. If donating, please drop off by October 30.

No trunks, just treats at Resurrection Lutheran

Oct. 31:Stop in to Resurrection Lutheran on Thursday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. There you will find No Trunks, Just Treats! The church is located at 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake from 6-8 p.m.

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It’s time once again for the annual Halloween Spooktacular on October 31 in Cedar Springs, and that means lots of witches, goblins, zombies, superheroes, and more will be traveling up and down Main Street to treats from the businesses. Trick or treating at downtown businesses will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. and residential trick or treating is from 5-8 p.m. See more Halloween activities on page 7.

You may have also noticed that some of the flowerpots downtown have been decorated. The DDA worked with the Chamber to put together the Decorate a Pot contest that you now see lining Main St. Trick or Treaters will get a chance to vote for their favorite decoration and the money collected for the entry fee from the decorators will go to the charity of the winner’s choice. While you are out trick or treating take a minute to vote for you favorite either by paper ballot at City Hall or online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LFHX7SG.

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Halloween was Spooktacular

Kids lined up outside of the Post to get a spooktacular treat. Post photo by J. Reed.

The Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce’s Halloween Spooktacular was a big hit as hordes of little and not so little ghouls and goblins, zombies and zany characters visited homes and businesses in Cedar Springs Tuesday evening for annual trick or treating fun.

Businesses along Main Street, the old schoolhouse at the C.S. Museum, the fire station, the library, and The Springs Church all gave out treats and held their own form of Halloween fun.

Superheroes, princesses, and evil villains all helped
themselves to candy at The Post. Post photo by J. Reed.

Downtown trick or treating was from 5-6:30 p.m., while residential trick or treating lasted until 8 p.m.








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Halloween/harvest events start this weekend

Are you ready for the all the little superheroes, princesses, ghosts, and goblins that will soon be coming your way? Halloween is just around the corner, and the Post has a list of many of the Halloween and Harvest events happening in our area leading up to Halloween. Included is the Cedar Springs Halloween Spooktacular, with trick or treating from 5-6:30 at downtown businesses, and 5-8 p.m. in the residential area. Click here to see all of the events going on in our area.

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A Spooky snack and drink for Halloween

Monster Mash Float

Monster Mash Float

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If your family’s Halloween consists of pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating and transforming your home into a haunted house, you’ll be happy to know that the “double, double, toil and trouble” doesn’t have to stop there. You can add a little extra hocus pocus to your season by brewing up these chillingly creative treats with the whole family.

The Monster Mash Float and Paranormal Pudding are two ghoulishly good treats that kids and adults alike will love, and they’re easy to make. The fun is all in the Limited Edition TruMoo Orange Scream milk. Inspired by an orange frozen pop with vanilla ice cream, this new creamy orange milk is so frightfully delicious, it’s sure to make you scream. Because it’s made with wholesome low-fat white milk, no artificial growth hormones or high fructose corn syrup, and is brought to you by your local trusted TruMoo dairy, you can feel great about serving it to your family.

TruMoo Orange Scream is delicious as an ingredient in your favorite Halloween treats or served by itself. Just make sure to drink it fast—it might disappear into the night like the headless horseman.

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Monster Mash Float

Servings: 1

1 cup TruMoo Orange Scream milk

1 large scoop low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream

1 cup chilled seltzer

In tall glass, pour in milk. Add scoop of frozen yogurt. Slowly add seltzer to create foamy, web-like effect on top of float.

Serve immediately.

Paranormal Pudding

Paranormal Pudding

Paranormal Pudding

Servings: 2

2 cups TruMoo Orange Scream milk

1 (3.4-ounce) box instant vanilla pudding and pie filling

1/2 cup low-fat granola

2 tablespoons low-fat plain Greek yogurt

Multicolored sprinkles

In large bowl, with wire whisk beat milk and instant pudding until well blended and thickened.

Spoon 1/3 of pudding mixture into two dessert or parfait glasses; sprinkle with some granola. Repeat layering two more times. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

To serve, top each with dollop of yogurt and Halloween-themed sprinkles.


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