ESCANABA, Mich. (WZMQ) – On October 31, Escanaba’s Catherine Bonifas Civic Center had a special treat for the whole family at its third annual Halloween Celebration.
The center gave out hotdogs, chips, cookies, and candy to kids and their parents. Due to the drop in temperature, the celebration was moved indoors to allow trick-or-treaters to warm up between houses.
According to Escanaba Recreation Department Director Kim Peterson, the event started during the pandemic as a way to ensure kids still had a fun Halloween. Now, she says it coincides well with the Civic Center’s after-school program.
“We just opened up September 11, and we have 160 kids that are registered, so a lot of the kids come from school anyway,” Peterson said. “A lot of them came dressed up in their costumes. They’ll be back and forth going out into the neighborhood, they’ll be coming back and playing with their friends here. It’s just a nice way for us to see the kids during Halloween.”
The Civic Center Halloween Celebration was sponsored by the Community Foundation for Delta County and Highline.
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