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October 30, 2008

LaGrange County trick-or-treating events set

Trick or Treat hours for LaGrange County are as follows:

• LaGrange and Wolcottville hours are Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.

• Shipshewana hours are Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

• Howe will have Trick or Trunk in the town park on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants will have treats for kids in the trunks of their cars.

• Topeka will observe Trick or Treat hours Saturday from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

• Kids may visit LaGrange Library or any branch location during business hours on Friday for Trick or Treats.

• The LaGrange County Animal Shelter will have Halloween festivities from 9

a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. There will be a guess the pumpkin's weight contest, guess the amount of candy, and a costume contest. Winners will be announced on Saturday. Children may also have their pictures

American Legion

The LaGrange American Legion Post 215 will serve prime rib or shrimp dinners on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a costume party with a $50 first prize and $25 second prize awarded. Entertainment by the “G” Men will begin at 7 p.m. The Legion is located north of LaGrange on Industrial Drive.

Habitat For Humanity

Work is progressing on the newest Habitat for Humanity Home located at 316 N. Sycamore St. in LaGrange. Work days are Saturday and Nov. 8, Dec. 6 and 13 and Jan. 10 and 17. To volunteer to help contact Ted Strawser at 854-2777.

Benefit dinner

A barbeque chicken benefit dinner for the Dennis Whitlock family will be held Nov. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Shipshewana Miscellaneous Building Ind. 5. Proceeds will help to pay medical bills.

There will be live entertainment, a silent auction, and homemade ice cream.

Tickets can be purchased at the office of Anna M. Efthimiou CPA located at 335 W.Central Ave. in LaGrange. For more information contact Dale Fry at (260) 336-9364 or Trish Greider at (260) 463-1159.

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