By Rick Palsgrove
It’s time for jack o’ lanterns, colorful leaves, and trick-or-treat!
Here are the trick-or-treat dates and times, as well as some other Halloween activities, for the area’s communities.
The city of Canal Winchester will hold trick-or-treat on Oct. 28 from 5:30–7:30 p.m.
According to Canal Winchester Events and Communications Coordinator Hannah Voss, immediately following trick-or-treat at 7:30 p.m. VFW Post #10523 will host its annual free Halloween Party at the Frances Steube Community Center, 22 S. Trine St.
The city of Groveport will hold trick-or-treat on Oct. 28 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Mayor Lance Westcamp said the annual Halloween block party at Main and Front streets will not be held this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
However, the annual Blacklick Haunted Park will be held on Oct. 22-23 from 7:30-11 p.m. and Oct. 24 from 1-3 p.m. in Blacklick Park, 799 Blacklick St. in Groveport. Cost is $5 per person with the proceeds going to Groveport Madison Human Needs and the Groveport Food Pantry. This event is very scary and parental discretion is advised.
Madison Township will hold trick-or-treat on Oct. 28 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Madison Township officials conducted a survey of residents to see which day and time was preferred for trick-or-treat and 80 percent of those responding chose Oct. 28.
More information on locations of treat stations with the Madison Township police officers and firefighters will be made available closer to the time of the event.
Obetz will hold trick-or-treat on Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m.
“Halloween festivities will be held at Fortress Obetz, 2015 Recreation Trail in Obetz, on Oct. 29 from 6-10 p.m. featuring a Haunted Maze as well as some other tricks and treats,” said Obetz Mayor Angela Kirk.
According to Lockbourne Mayor Christie Ward, at Lockbourne Village Council’s Sept. 27 meeting it was decided that Lockbourne will hold its trick-or-treat on Oct. 31 from 4- 6 p.m.
Hamilton Township’s trick-or-treat date and time is still to be determined.