Fun haunts for Halloween


Kids enjoy a visit to a pumpkin patch in Culver.Several churches and community groups are holding Halloween or harvest events for the public this week:

Oct. 30

The Madras High School Interact Club will be trick-or-treating for canned food, and cans and bottles on Wednesday, Oct, 30, from 6:15-8 .pm. All food gathered will be donated to the Jefferson County Food Bank, and all money raised from cans and bottles will be used toward community service projects. If you would like your donation picked up contact Tina at 541-377-0343.

Oct. 31

A Halloween Carnival, sponsored by Living Hope Christian Church, will be held for free from 6-8:30 p.m., Oct. 31, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, with candy, games, snacks, a petting zoo, bounce houses and more. This is the carnival’s 11th year, and everyone is invited.

Aspen Court retirement center will be handing out treats from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at 470 N.E. Oak St., Madras.

East Cascade Assisted Living will be decorated to welcome trick-or-treaters from 5-7:30 p.m., on Halloween, at 175 N.E. 16th St., Madras.

Businesses are invited to enter the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Merchants Halloween Costume Contest. Judging will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 31. Register by calling 541-475-2350. The public gets to enjoy the zany costumes.

Metolius invites all kids to a Harvest Festival at Metolius City Hall from 6-8 p.m. Visit the Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, spin a wheel for a prize, and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.

Crooked River Ranch is holding a Trick-or-Trunk, where residents are invited to bring a vehicle of their choice and hand out treats to little ghosts and goblins from 5-8 p.m., at the CRR Administration Office’s parking lot.