St. John Valley

Plenty of Halloween fun planned for Valley kids

FORT KENT, Maine — Children are invited to participate in fun, family friendly Halloween events planned throughout the St. John Valley. 

The towns of Eagle Lake, Wallagrass and Fort Kent are the latest to announce Halloween celebrations providing children with trick-or-treating style adventures aimed at keeping them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several Eagle Lake businesses have teamed up to provide a “Trunk or Treat” event in that town on Halloween Day.

Ronda Dionne LMT, Bald Eagle, Devoe Construction, R & M Country Store and Eagle Lake Grocery will host the event. 

“I think it’s a great way to still bring the fun of trick or treating to the kids of all communities without having to expose children and/or adults to individual homes without knowing if safety precautions will be taken,” Dionne said. “I want the kids to still have a great time dressing up and gathering candy with little worry.”

Everyone wishing to hand out candy is invited to park their vehicles with trunks open for the trick or treaters at either Bald Eagle, R & M Country Store or Eagle Lake Grocery. Those handing out candy are asked to wear a face mask and are encouraged to decorate their vehicles in a Halloween theme. 

Anyone who passes out candy at the event will qualify to enter a drawing for a $25 gift certificate toward a massage by Dionne and Bald Eagle will offer free coffee to all parents of Trunk or Treaters.

The Eagle Lake event will take place from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. 

The town of Wallagrass will also host a Halloween Day Trunk or Treat from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Wallagrass Community Center. 

Those who choose to hand out candy at the event are also encouraged to decorate their vehicles in a Halloween theme and will be eligible to receive prizes for most original, scariest and funniest trunk. Contact the Wallagrass Town Office for a registration form to hand out candy at the event. 

In Fort Kent,  Fort Kent Community High School sophomore Sadie Pelletier and her classmates have organized a “Spook-Tacular Trick or Treat Clue Hunt.” The event is co-sponsored by UMFK TRIO students. 

Children can solve riddles to earn candy while maintaining social distancing. The event will take place outside, behind Fort Kent Elementary School from noon until 3 p.m. on Halloween. Anyone wishing to donate candy bags for the Spook-Tacular Trick or Treat Clue Hunt can drop them off at the Fort Kent Town Office before Wednesday, Oct. 28. 

Trunk or Treat celebrations are also planned in the towns of Madawaska, St. Francis and Allagash. 

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