By LISA M. HOFFMANN
IRON MOUNTAIN - Trick or treat hours, along with Halloween parties for children of all ages, are planned in Iron Mountain-Kingsford and the surrounding communities.
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Saylor Anderson of Niagara, Wis., looks at Halloween costumes at Walgreens in Iron Mountain. She plans to dress as Ariel from The Little Mermaid.
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Miley, left, Emma, center, and Ashlyn VanDenHeuvel of Iron Mountain look for a pumpkin at a local pumpkin stand in Iron Mountain.
In Dickinson County, trick or treat hours are set from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 (Halloween) in Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Breitung Township, Norway, and in Felch Township.
Trick or treat hours for Norway Township and Waucedah Township will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Sagola Township youngsters will trick or treat from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Halloween. From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., members of the public are invited to the Community Building in Sagola for hot dogs and chips.
Iron County trick or treat hours are from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Florence County has set its trick or treat hours for 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween.
In Marinette County, Niagara city and town youngsters will trick or treat from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Goodman youngsters will trick or treat from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween.
Trick or treat hours in Beecher, Dunbar and Pembine are set for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The 8th Annual Howling Halloween Party for Kids will be at the Northern Lights YMCA from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The party is free for kids ages 10 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
There will be treat bags, snacks, carnival games, and crafts.
"Wear your costume and get ready for a howling good time," organizers said.
The Howling Halloween Party for Kids is a "Make A Difference Day" project sponsored by the Volunteer Center and RSVP of the Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency (DICSA). For further information, call Kristin Sommerfeld at (906) 774-2256, ext. 225.
Ghosts, witches and goblins will gather at the Mansfield Township Hall at 6:30 p.m. Saturday for the community's annual Halloween Party.
"Costume contests will be held for youngsters and adults alike so put together something scary, cute or just plain fun," organizers said. "Don't forget to bring your decorated pumpkin to display and earn a prize. The Wicked Witch of the West is sure to visit with goody bags for the children after the games."
All township residents and their guests are invited to attend. Attendees are asked to bring cookies or bars to share.
For more information, call Shirley Beck at (906) 875-6376.
The Caspian-Gaastra Fire Department Auxiliary will be having a Halloween costume contest this Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Caspian Fire Hall located at 1 Museum Drive in Caspian. All age kids are welcomed to attend. There is no cost. Snacks will be served and prizes will be awarded.
The Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine Boo Bash will be held on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the big gymnasium.
Cost is $1 per person or $5 for a family.
Boo Bash festivities include a costume contest parade, games, picture booth, snacks, hairspray booth, face painting booth, tattoo booth, pumpkin decorating, Halloween crafts, and a special haunted maze.
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 420 W. Breitung Ave., Kingsford will host "Trunk or Treat" for the community on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Families are welcome to come trick-or-treat at the decorated trunks of church members cars.
Other fall activities like bobbing for apples, pumpkin decorating, face painting and more will be available.
Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided.
The Floriano-Stecker American Legion Post No. 340 of Hermansville will pass out bags of treats on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Hermansville.
North Central Area Schools has set that time and date trick or treating.
Ted Gurgall is legion chairman for the Halloween treats. Last year, around 120 bags of treats were passed out to the youngsters.
Lisa M. Hoffmann's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.