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Area offers Halloween tricks and treats

By Tammy Malgesini

Staff Writer

Published on October 24, 2017 5:10PM

HH file photo. Payton Howard, 10, hands out candy dressed as a panda bear at Treats on Main in Hermiston in 2016.

HH file photo. Payton Howard, 10, hands out candy dressed as a panda bear at Treats on Main in Hermiston in 2016.

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From downtown businesses and Wal-Mart to libraries, fields and neighborhoods, little ghouls and goblins will have several options when it comes to treats and tricks during the Halloween season.

Treats on Main & Beyond offers safe trick-or-treating at downtown Hermiston businesses. Those participating will have signs in their windows and will hand out candy Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 3-5 p.m.

The fun continues from 4-7 p.m. at the Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S. Highway 395. Activities will include carnival games, bouncy houses, a haunted house, a giant pumpkin, prizes and lots of treats. Volunteers can still sign up to help with the event by calling Hermiston Parks & Recreation at 541-667-5018.

Also in Hermiston, Denise Medlock has created a haunted tunnel for kids to venture through on Halloween. Located at 629 E. Newport Ave., Medlock will hand out candy to kids. In addition, she will have stuffed animals on hand for babies and children who are diabetic.

Known for their lavish lawn display, which in the past included haunted tours, the Moore Horrors will only feature lawn decorations this year. Due to family obligations and the overwhelming amount of preparation that goes into offering haunted house yard tours, Don and Emma Moore haven’t opened up their property to tours the past few years. However, the couple still welcomes people to drive by and take a gander at their ghoulish display, which is located at 510 W. Moore Ave., Hermiston.

To cash in on candy, kids are invited to a Trunk-or-Treat event at Hermiston Wal-Mart, 1350 N. First St. Treats will be handed out Saturday from 6-9 p.m. in the parking lot near the store’s garden center.

Kicking off Halloween fun in Stanfield is a Skeleton Scavenger Hunt. Hosted by the Stanfield Public Library, the activity is Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the library, 180 W. Coe Ave. Space is limited for the free event, which is open to ages 9 and under.

Frights and fun continues in Stanfield with a Fall Festival planned by the library. The event, which includes the Haunted Library, takes place Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the library and Bard Park. The cost for the haunted library is $3 per person. The Fall Festival at the park features games, hay rides, s’mores, a hay maze, cookie decorating, a hot dog meal and more. A wrist band for activities costs $5.

For more information about activities in Stanfield, call the library at 541-449-1254.

In Echo, the Echo Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch continues to offer fall fun. It’s open Wednesday through Friday from 3-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is located at 100 N. Dupont St., Echo. The cost is $10 per person, which is good all day for re-entry. The maze’s Field of Screams, which costs an additional $2, will be open Friday, Saturday and Tuesday (Halloween) from 7-9 p.m.

For more information about the Echo Corn Maze, call 509-528-5808 or visit www.echocornmaze.com.


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