City: Trick-or-treating hours for the city are 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Downtown: Trick-or-Treat Main Street in downtown Goshen and at the Old Bag Factory will be held Friday from noon until stores close.
Alternative: On Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Prairieview Missionary Church is hosting“Lighting the Night,” an alternative to the traditional Halloween celebration. There will be carnival games, prizes, free hot dogs and popcorn, and our trunks will be open for “Trunk or Treating.” Children and their families are welcomed to attend from the ages of preschool to sixth grade. Prairieview Missionary Church is located on the corner of C.R. 38 and Dierdorff Road. Call 533-5113 for more information.
Trick or Trunk: sponsored by The Boys & Girls Club, Goshen fire and police departments and KidsCare, will take place Friday at the Boys & Girls Club, 306 Crescent St., Goshen. This is a trick-or-treat alternative event. Children can go from vehicle to vehicle to gather Halloween treats from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Trick-or-treating is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.
The annual town party will also take place Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bristol Fire Department, 405 E. Elkhart St.
Trick-or-treat night will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Members of the Lions Club will host a Halloween party at New Paris Elementary School for New Paris and Benton children in the sixth-grade and younger. The party will start at 7 p.m. Prizes will be given for best costume in several categories and treats will be passed out to all.
Trick-or-treating is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The police department will host its annual harvest party following trick-or-treating from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gymnasium at Nappanee Elementary School.
• Trick-or-treating will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
• Through Thursday, the Syracuse Community Center will become a haunted house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door and children must be accompanied by an adult.
• Syracuse Church of God will host its second annual “Trunk or Treat” Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the church parking lot located at 104 E. Washington St. in Syracuse.
Church members will have their cars parked in the church’s parking lot where they will open their car trunks and pass out treats to children as they trick-or-treat throughout the neighborhood. There will also be carnival games and other fun activities. All community children are invited.
Syracuse Church of God is located at the corner of East Washington Street and North Harrison Street, one block north of the Syracuse Public Library.
• There will be a Halloween costume contest starting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Topeka Elementary School.
• Trick-or-treating will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1.
• Topeka United Methodist Church will host a new activity this year on Halloween. It is called “Trunk or Treat” and will take place in conjunction with the Topeka Chamber of Commerce’s trick or treat night Nov. 1.
Cars will be lined up in the parking lot of the church with the trunks open. Bags of treats and scriptures will be handed out to children. It is expected to be a fun time for everyone.
On Thursday, a “Trick-or-Treat” parade will start at the intersection of Union and Main streets at 5:30 p.m.
A community trick-or-treat time will follow from 6 to 8 p.m.
At 8:15 p.m., costume judging will be conducted by age group in front of the Ligonier Public Library and fire station.
Ribbons and trophies will be awarded and refreshments will be available.
Children may trick-or-treat in Millersburg Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Residents wishing to participate should have their porch lights on.
Halloween trick-or-treating hours will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday in Middlebury. A Halloween parade will follow at 7 that evening on West Warren Street in Middlebury.
• Trick-or-treat hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at NorthWood Middle School.
• Trick-or-treating will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
• Valley View Health Care, located at 333 W. Mishawaka Road, will be having trick-or-treat night Thursday.
Trick-or-treating will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. The event is for children up to 12 years old.
Trick-or-treaters will go through Valley View, and residents will pass out candy.
Besides getting treats from the residents, there will also be refreshments when the trick-or-treating is done.
Valley View Health Care Center is a 126-bed nursing center offering a full range of nursing and medical care, including short-term rehabilitative services and long term skilled care.
• Preschoolers are invited to a Halloween Monster Hike Preschool Prowl at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Children can celebrate Halloween and explore the trails of the Elkhart Environmental Center looking for “monsters.”
Preschoolers can dress in their costumes and trick or treat while they go on a hike hunting for nature’s monsters. During stops along the way, they will find live animals of the seemingly creepy sort and learn first hand how interesting they can be.
The hike will begin at 11 a.m. at the Elkhart Environmental Center, 1717 E. Lusher Ave. A $2 donation is requested.
For more information or to register, call 293-5070.
• Guidance Ministries will host a Harvest Fest Friday. The public is invited to stop by from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Games, crafts and story booths will be set up, along with plenty of hot dogs, candy, popcorn and more. Friendly costumes are welcome. The Rev. Lori King, administrator of the planned event, said: “Everything for this outreach has been donated. It will cost us our time which we gladly give. We wish to use this opportunity to have a whole lot of fun while also giving tours upon request for those who may not know who Guidance Ministries is.”
Guidance Ministries is located at 216 N. Second St., Elkhart. Parking is available on the north side of the building. For further information please call Judy Hopke at 296-7129.